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Recent Happenings

HARRIS COUNTY, FT. BEND COUNTY, AND
CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICIALS JOIN GHC 9-1-1
IN MAJOR NEW STEP TO INSURE PUBLIC SAFETY

Residents Must Register Wireless Phones Online
to Receive Emergency Alerts

 

From left to right: Board Member Dennis Storemski, Chairman Russell Rau, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls ,City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker,
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Board Member Vergil Ratliff, Board Member Bill Anders

 
GHC 9-1-1 Board Members along with local area officials urge residents to register their cell and Internet phones so that they can be notified about an emergency in their local community. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls all promoted the easy registration process.
 

New, “next generation” technology can now send localized emergency alerts to cell and Internet phones, but only if residents register their phones online at www.911.org.  Residents who rely on cell or Internet phones for communication, will not be contacted if a local emergency occurs unless they register—currently only landline (home or work) phones are in the 9-1-1 alerting system. The alerting service is free. Only phone owners’ standard talk and text charges will apply if and when they receive an emergency notification.

 

This service is provided by GHC 9-1-1 to all public safety agencies (fire, police) within the jurisdictions in the GHC service area. (http://www.911.org/participatinjursidictions.asp)  The agencies/jurisdictions decide when to send an alert and also decide which people in their service areas need to know about the emergency.  Residents will not receive an alert if they are not in the affected area.  The service is a supplement to (not a replacement for) public safety warnings and information conveyed over TV, radio and other services.

 

How the Service Works

Examples of “localized” emergencies include hazardous material spills, dangerous persons in the area, missing persons, or life-threatening weather.

 

Registration is Quick, Easy, and Free.

Those who want to receive alerts can visit www. 911.org and click the big sign up button.  They will be guided through the process to complete the form, and will be offered answers to “frequently asked questions.”

 

Information needed to register: name, address (must be within GHC service area), phone number, email address.  Information is used only by public safety agencies to alert residents

 

For more information the emergency notification service and how to register http://911.org/FAQs.asp.

 
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