Unfortunately this only applies to some states and some counties within those states right now. The ones with the extra man power and the call center personnel who are trained in txt lingo.
I see this a both a blessing and a curse. It will be a blessing for those few who really need help. This will save lives. Unfortunately this is absolutely going to increase the number of bogus contacts to 911. So if you have the chance to use this service, make sure you’re not an idiot and you don’t waste the time and resources of the 911 operators.
Hit the jump for a list of service areas.