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Emergency SMS service for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and speech impaired people

New emergency SMS service for deaf, hearing and speech impaired people in the UK.

If you come across or are involved in an emergency you can use your phone to text the emergency services for help.

An emergency is: when life is at risk, people are trapped or in trouble, a crime is taking place, someone is hurt and needs medical attention or there is a fire. Text 999.

You MUST register your mobile phone number before using this service.

Send a text message to the number 999, with the word ‘Register’, and follow the simple instructions.

How to use the emergencySMS service

You can also visit emergencySMS website, where you will find more information about the service, including BSL videos.