Halton Regional Police Service

Site: Telephone Service - 9-1-1

Service: Text With 9-1-1

Contact Information
Crisis Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 9-1-1
Website https://www.haltonpolice.ca/about/contact/textwith911.php
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Physical Access Not Applicable - telephone resource
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name 911 ; HRPS
Agency Information
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Established 2015
Funding Regional / Municipal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A service that provides easier access for deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and speech impaired (DHHSI) community members to communicate with emergency services. 
* provides 9-1-1 call centres with the ability to converse with a (DHHSI) person during an emergency, using text messaging 
* when a DHHSI person requires 9-1-1 services, they dial 9-1-1 on their cell phone 
* there is no need for them to speak, as the 9-1-1 call taker will receive an indicator that tells them to communicate with the caller via text messaging 
* the 9-1-1 call taker then initiates text messaging with the caller to address the emergency 
* to register for Text With 9-1-1, contact your mobile service provider 
* For more information visit textwith911.ca/
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Eligible participants: 
* must be part of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community in Canada 
* be registered for Text With 9-1-1 with a wireless service provider  
* must have an eligible cell phone before being able to utilize this service. This includes the ability to send and receive text messages. 
* information on cell phones that meet Text With 9-1-1 requirements are available on your wireless service provider’s website
Application Not required
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Interpretation/Translation ~ Disaster/Emergency Issues ; Specialized Telecommunications Equipment ~ Deaf-Blindness

Agency Overview

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