There’s a new, quieter way to report an emergency in Peoria County.
On Mon., the Peoria County Emergency Telephone System Board rolled out its new 911 text service. ETSB chairman David Tuttle says it’s a valuable option for those who are unable to speak or hear, and the new service comes at no cost to the county.
“It’s a service provided by the telephone carriers," Tuttle said. "They did all the set up, and they provided all the testing and training, and provided us phones for testing all at no cost.”