Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) provides 9-1-1 dispatch, technology services, and emergency management services for Clark County, Washington. Serving Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, Yacolt, and unincorporated areas of Clark County.
September is the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. Join CRESA in our online challenge, #30Days30Ways by completing one simple task each day for 30 days. www.30Days30Ways.com This year’s national them is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
Smart 911 is Here!!
Smart 911 is now available in Clark County. Sign up and add what you want responders to know in case of an emergency. If you ever call 9-1-1, the call taker can use your information to save valuable time when seconds count!! For more information, in Clark County please see our Smart 911 Blog-post.
Text-to-911 is now available in Clark County. Click Here For more information on Text-to-911
- All 9-1-1 centers in Washington are currently working to upgrade their systems in order to accept Text-to-9-1-1, but the technology is not state-wide yet.
- Only certain carriers are currently available in those counties.
- The preferred method for contacting 9-1-1 is still to call. Text-to-9-1-1 is intended for people that may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities.
- Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t is the message.