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Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network
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Spend a few minutes now to save critical seconds when a life is on the line. Click both the buttons below. It does not matter which one you do first.  Just be sure to click on both!

    Tell us about you, your home, and your loved ones so emergency call-takers can better help you.
 
Frequently asked questions
 

 

A few examples of topics are:

 

Are there burglar bars on the windows?

Is there a gate or code?

 

Does anyone use a wheel-chair, cane or Walker? Oxygen?

Is anyone blind, deaf or have other special needs?
    Receive information about local emergencies on your landline or wireless phone.
 
Frequently asked questions | Participating cities and counties
   

A few examples of emergencies are:

 

HazMat Incidents

Dangerous Persons

 

Missing Persons

Shelter-In-Place
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2014 Fall Cinema Campaign

The purpose is to remind the community that the emergency number 9-1-1 is only for police, fire, or medical emergencies.
It is not for other non-emergency service like public works, water, or non-threatening animals.

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Text to 9-1-1 Sevice
Text–to–9-1-1 Services in
Harris and Fort Bend Counties

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

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint Customers 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.
View Text to 9-1-1 FAQ's
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Recognitions
In Memoriam - Doug Clough
GHC 9-1-1 Database Manager

We are sad to share the news that Doug Clough, one of the founding members of GHC 9-1-1 passed away on January 15, 2014. Doug retired in 2003 as the Database Manager of GHC 9-1-1 and was instrumental in coordinating and communicating with the volunteer fire departments. Let us hold Doug and his family in loving thoughts and prayer at this time.

GHC News Releases
Largest 9-1-1 System in Texas Phases in Text–to–9-1-1 Service
LOCAL 9-1-1 PROFSSIONALS RECEIVE STATE OF TEXAS 9-1-1 AWARDS
LOCAL 9-1-1 AGENCIES RUN MOVIE THEATER ADS DURING APRIL: NATIONAL 9-1-1 EDU
Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Offers Reminder During Freezing Weather Conditi
Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network Celebrates 30 Years of 9-1-1


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