SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – “Call if you can — text if you can’t” is the slogan for Santa Barbara County’s newest emergency service: Text-to-911.

The program allows community members who are hearing and speech-impaired, or anyone who is in a situation where it is too dangerous to speak over the phone, to text the emergency number for help.

The dispatch centers at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara Police Department, UCSB Police Department, Lompoc Police Department, Santa Maria Police… READ MORE

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