Palm Beach County's community can now send text messages to 911 during a life threatening situation or emergency. Text to 911 is an alternate solution for requesting emergency help allowing citizens to contact 911 via text messaging using basic text messaging on their cell phones when making a voice call is not possible. Photos, videos and emojis cannot be sent to 911, and multiple recipients are not supported. A voice call to 911 is often the best and fastest way for the 911 call taker to deliver life saving information. A text message may take longer.