Greater Harris County 9-1-1
Emergency Network is dedicated to educating the public in all of
Harris and Fort Bend Counties about the purpose and the proper
use of the emergency phone number 9-1-1, as well as the technical
differences with various telephones (wireline, wireless, VoIP,
etc.). If it were not for the numerous volunteers that help to
educate the community, the messages about 9-1-1 would not be understood
as well as it is today. The Network works closely with the Texas
Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC), the Texas
9-1-1 Educators, and the NENA Education Committee to develop and
promote consistent educational messages related to 9-1-1.
9-1-1 provides 9-1-1 public education materials throughout its
territory. Educational materials are designed, developed and distributed
to the general public through this program. Throughout the year,
these items are researched, evaluated and ordered based on the
need for yearly educational efforts.
provides materials to "9-1-1 Educators" throughout the
Network's territory. Most of these 9-1-1 Educators are:
Prevention Officers and DARE employed by the many law enforcement
agencies throughout the Network's territory.
Prevention Educators employed by or volunteers of the many fire
and EMS agencies throughout the Network's territory.
Coordinators, dispatchers, 9-1-1 telecommunicators
of any of the 32 ISDs, and private schools
Aid & CPR trainers
Pioneers (Retired Southwestern Bell employees)
To educate kids, Red E.
Fox, the Texas mascot for 9-1-1 is used extensively. Every year,
GHC 9-1-1 distributes Red E. Fox videos to all 1st Grade classes
in the region. There are two walk-around fox costumes that are
available for check-out. In addition to the young children, GHC
9-1-1 also works to educate older children, adults, senior citizens
and the hearing impaired. Cell Phone Sally is helping Texans
become more cell-phone savvy. Presentations are given on a request
basis, in addition to the special campaigns that are initiated
regularly. GHC 9-1-1 participates in numerous local special events
to spread the word about 9-1-1.