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Text to 911

Anika was an advocate and influenced legislation for a system that enables users to text 911 from their mobile phones in an emergency was rolled out this week across Orange County. The Text to 911 service, which launched Wednesday, can be initiated like any other direct text message by typing “911” into the recipient field.

More than 1.24 million emergency calls were made last year in the county, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. Eighty percent of them were from mobile phones. The Sheriff’s Department cautioned that Text to 911 can’t be used in a group text conversation — the message will not reach dispatchers.

To watch the video of Anika's interview click the link below.


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