Broward County has an enhanced 911 system which now includes the capability of receiving text messages. This technology directly benefits members of our community who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. Texts to 911 should be used by members of the public ONLY in situations where it may be unsafe to make a phone call such as in the case of an active shooter, home invasion or domestic violence situation. Remember to CALL 911 if you can; and TEXT ONLY if you can’t. Do not send pictures, videos, emoji’s, abbreviations or slang. For more information, please visit http://www.broward.org/911/Pages/default.aspx.