If you are in need of emergency assistance in Missoula County, dialing 9-1-1 is the traditional way to get the help you need. There is now another option available. If you are in need of assistance and not able to speak with an operator, you can text 9-1-1 for help. In Missoula County texting 9-1-1 is available. 

Calling 9-1-1 in Missoula County Is Preferred, But Not Always Available

The preferred method of getting a hold of help in an emergency would be calling 9-1-1, and speaking with a dispatcher, but if you can't speak you should know that a text is an option now too. According to the Missoula County, Montana- Government Facebook page there are reasons that a text can work too.  

  • If someone is deaf, hard of hearing, or has a speech disability 
  • The caller is unable to speak due to a medical condition or other issue 
  • When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger, such as during a home invasion, an abduction, a domestic violence incident or an active-shooter scenario. 
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The Availability To Text For Help In Missoula County Is Here

With emergency situations where people are in need of help, the more information our community has, the better off we will be. Sometimes changing technology can be intimidating or difficult to navigate. This is an example where the more simple it is, the better it will be for those that need assistance. Please remember this and pass along this information to those that need it and let them know that if they are in a situation where they need help and they can't call 9-1-1, they can text to get the help they need. 

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