Today, a number of mobile cell phone carriers turned on the ability to “text 911,” an ongoing initiative to bring text notification to emergency services. This feature, however, is not currently active in Maine.
911 Call Centers across Maine have upgraded to the NextGen 911 system and do have this capability, but this feature is still being tested prior to being officially implemented.
Aroostook EMA would like to advise all citizens to continue making phone calls of emergencies to 911. Again, 911 texting is not available in Maine at this time.