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Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network
GHC 9-1-1 Phases in Text–to–9-1-1 Service
In Harris and Fort Bend Counties

Voice Calls to 9-1-1 Are Still the
Best and Fastest Way To Contact 9-1-1

As of September 24, 2014 customers of Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile can text-to-9-1-1 in an emergency.
Voice Calls are still PREFERRED—Text–to–9-1-1 is ONLY recommended for when you can’t speak.
The same texting issues that occur today may occur with text-to-9-1-1.
Text–to–9-1-1 is ONLY for emergencies: It is a crime to text or call 9-1-1 with a false report. Prank texters can be located.
  Click here to view Text to 9-1-1 FAQ's      
9-1-1 Education
   

Do you know of a school in need of 9-1-1 educational literature?

Is there an upcoming event in your community where you could help to promote 9-1-1 education?

If so, We’ve now made it easier for you to request 9-1-1 education materials online for your 9-1-1 community outreach events and presentations.

This quick and easy method will allow you to order 9-1-1 literature and materials online with a few easy steps. It will also assist us with reporting of 9-1-1 public education efforts across the GHC 9-1-1 service area.

You can request materials or the Cell Phone Sally costume anytime by checking here Request 9-1-1 Public Education Materials
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If you would like to receive valuable information anytime about local emergencies, then you should sign up your cell phone number now.

Residents who sign up can be contacted by local authorities about emergencies like:

HazMat Incidents
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Recognitions
In Memoriam - Charles Evans
GHC 9-1-1 Board Member 2004-2014

The GHC 9-1-1 Staff and Board Members are saddened to learn about the passing of Board member Charles Evans. We are grateful for his 10 years of service as a GHC 9-1-1 Board Member. Mr. Evans was appointed to the Board by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association in 2004. He had a broad background in public service and local government, in addition to a long career in information services  and marketing. He served six years as councilman for    read more . . .

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