Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network
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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?
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Frequently asked questions | Participating cities and counties

A few examples of emergencies are:


HazMat Incidents

Dangerous Persons


Missing Persons

9-1-1 Kid Hero
GHC 9-1-1 and City of Friendswood Honor 8 Year Old 9-1-1 Kid Hero

2014 Fall Cinema Campaign

Telecommunicator Stephanie Price and 9-1-1 Kid Hero
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

AT&T, Sprint , T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless 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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If you ask 9-1-1 Telecommunicators what they like about their job, they will tell you:
  Exciting work environment
  The opportunity and ability to help people in need
  Interaction with other dispatchers, police officers and fire personnel
  Variety - there's always something new
Being a hero to someone every day
Making a difference in the community
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GHC News Releases
News Release - Business Required to configure phones to provide direct acce
911 Kid Hero Alert Friendswood
Media Alert Kid Hero 2015 - Friendswood
Largest 9-1-1 System in Texas Phases in Text–to–9-1-1 Service

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