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PA Text-to-911

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Pennsylvania has 69 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs): 67 counties and two cities.

A PSAP is a call center staffed with trained telecommunicators responsible for answering emergency requests for police, firefighting, and ambulance services.

IMPORTANT: PSAPs do not know your location when texting. YOU MUST TEXT YOUR ADDRESS.


  • Call if you can.
  • Text if you can't.

Text-to-911 PA Status Map

PSAPs have begun the process of adding text-to-911 service across the commonwealth. See the map below for the status in your county.

Download the status map (PDF).

Pennsylvania Text-to-911 Status Map