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Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency (GHC9-1-1) has implemented a new 9-1-1 emergency texting service for residents who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired. The service is available ONLY in Harris and Fort Bend Counties. The new texting service allows a resident to text a special short code 442911 to connect with a 9-1-1 call center within Harris and Fort Bend Counties.

First, register online at Below is the link to more information on the 442911 texting service and the actual registration page.
Texting 442911 FAQs
Texting to a 9-1-1 call center registration page

It’s Free, quick and Easy!
Step 1 – Register at
Step 2 – Text 442911 (save the code in your cell phone contact list)
Step 3 – In an emergency, Text 442911, text emergency information and wait

Don’t delay, Sign up today!

Help spread the news!
GHC 9-1-1 would now like to ask your help with educating the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Speech Impaired communities about this valuable service. We are seeking opportunities to share this information—presentations, special events, email bulletins, mailing lists, social media sites and websites or other public awareness ideas. We encourage you to distribute this announcement (attached) by email to residents whom are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired. To order the texting brochure or to send suggestions for upcoming events, please send an email to

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