In Orange County, including on airport property, you can now send a text message to 911 during an EMERGENCY or life-threatening situation. A voice call to 911 is the best and fastest way for the 911 call taker to retrieve and deliver life-saving information. But if you can’t call, please text.

If you must text, please do the following:

·         Keep message brief

·         Text your location, the nature of the emergency, and your name

·         Avoid slang and abbreviations

·         Do not sent photos or videos

Texting is not available in all areas. Check availability in other counties.

For more information, contact Orange County 911 Administration at or visit Orange County’s website at