Petersburg and Wrangell launch Text-to-911 service


September 2, 2021

Residents of Petersburg and Wrangell with an AT&T or GCI cellphone can now send text messages to 911 in emergency situations.

Though citizens should still call 911 if possible, this new service will allow for increased accessibility to emergency services.

Petersburg and Wrangell are the first boroughs to offer Text-to-911 in Alaska thanks to Chief of Police James Kerr, of Petersburg and Chief of Police Tom Radke, of Wrangell.

To send a message, type 911 in the recipient field and be sure to include the location and nature of the emergency.

Third Signal, a Montana-based 911 consulting compan...

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