Emergency 911 Texting Service Begins in Boulder City

Effective immediately, the public can now text message “911” and get live help in an emergency.

From the demo above, you can see that there is no special App or anything to download. If you find yourself in an emergency where a call is not safe or appropriate, then simply text 911 into your phone, and then emergency services is alerted to assist with your situation.

We talked with the Communications and Records Supervisor Ruby Perkins, who emphasizes that in a medical emergency, it’s best to call, given the nature of the information that needs to be exchanged.

However, for those with voice or hearing disabilities, being able to text is hugely helpful. It’s also potentially life-saving if someone finds themselves in a spot where it’s not safe to make an actual phone call. Being able to text for help has a great many applications, and what is nice is that a map can be brought up to identify the texter’s exact location.

Ruby says she’s been working on taking this service live for several years, and there is no cost to the City for this program. She also says more advanced technology systems are out there, such as video transmission and other features. The department has been working to add those systems in, and will do so as they become more viable.

As always, remember that a 911 call or text is for actual emergency situations only. We welcome the new options to help keep us all safe, and thank you BCPD!

The Current Week’s Happenings

National Park Service to Partially Close River Mountains Loop Trail

Cooler weather has us all...[Read more...]

Art In The Park 2021 is Coming Soon!

Yep, it’s fall again in...[Read more...]

Boulder City High School in Boulder City, Nevada

Homecoming Week at Boulder City High School

UPDATE: This story has been...[Read more...]

Joy Hatch Finds Happiness – and Success – in Rodeo

Joy Hatch is an 18-year-old...[Read more...]

Missing Man Formation Flyover

Yesterday you may have heard or...[Read more...]

Tiffany Haddish in Town Working on New Film

You may have noticed the public...[Read more...]

Boulder City Mounted Patrol Adds New Mustang

The Boulder City Police...[Read more...]

Fan Photo: Pollinator About Town by Destiny Maynard

Today’s gorgeous fan photo...[Read more...]

Wurst Festival 2021 Boulder City, Nevada

Wurst Festival Returns on September 25th

The 25th Annual Wurst Festival is...[Read more...]

Central Market Ration Card

Today is Grandparents Day and we...[Read more...]

View Past Town Happenings