Always Here, Always Ready
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) provides 9-1-1 dispatch, technology services, and emergency management services for Clark County, Washington. We serve Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, Yacolt, and unincorporated areas of the county.
Text-to-911 is not yet 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.
- The ability to Text-to- 9-1-1 is currently available in Kitsap County. Texting is not available state-wide at this time. (Keep yourself updated as this will be changing frequently.)
- 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.
Are You Right for a Job as 9-1-1 Call-Taker / Dispatcher?
CRESA is currently seeking candidates who are smart, dedicated, quick-thinking, decisive and resilient to apply to be 9-1-1 Call-Takers and Dispatchers. If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to do this important job, click here.