Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Campaign #T911

Beginning today, the Midland Police Service along with our contracted dispatch centre at the Owen Sound Police Service joins the national "Text with 9-1-1 Day" campaign. The text with 9-1-1 service is for members of our community that are Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) providing 9-1-1 call centre’s with the ability to converse via text messaging with a DHHSI person during an emergency.

Participating stakeholders include public safety agencies, wireless service providers, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), regional and national deaf and hard of hearing support and advocacy organizations, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and municipal, provincial and federal governments.

We are one of many stakeholders across the country that are joining together to ensure awareness of the T9-1-1 service in our DHHSI community, and we encourage as many people as possible to register for the service A DHHSI person must first register for T9-1-1 with their wireless service provider before being able to utilize this service. Please visit http://www.TextWith911.ca for complete information about the service.