On this special episode of Midwest Beat, Tom Lounges remembers 20 years of post 9-11 and celebrates our first responders during a new challenge we are faced with in 2021.    

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four years after Indiana's dispatch centers began adopting text-to-911 technology, residents in all 92 of the state's counties can now send texts during emergencies if they're unable to speak to dispatchers.

Indiana's dispatch centers now receive an average of between 500 and 600 text-to-911 calls every day and the technology is exceeding expectations statewide, said Ed Reuter, the executive director of the Statewide 911 Board.