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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
911 during emergencies could become a reality soon. Currently, two sheriff's
offices in our area – Ottawa and Wood counties – have the technology to make it
problem is the cell phone industry. They haven't figured out a standardized
format for how the texts would be presented or routed to dispatchers. Until
that happens, texting 911 isn't possible.
County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn says to think of it like a business card.
much space, and where are you going to put the actual information for the text
message? Where is that going to be?" he asked.
other problem to sort out is where the text would actually go. What happens if
the sender is traveling and crosses county lines?
this text message comes through, it's gotta go back to that same operator,
otherwise…you may be getting, every time you send a text message, a different
operator," the sheriff said.
there are still many unanswered questions, people seem to like the idea of
being able to text for help.
kids today don't necessarily dial to talk to people," said Debbie Mills. "They're
a lot faster with the text. The whole conversation could be a lot faster if you
use a text rather than dial and speak to someone."