Click here to read a letter from the OPP dated January 7th, 2016.
OPP Citizen Self Reporting
Text With 9-1-1 Service!
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is now pleased to offer... Text with 9-1-1 (T 9-1-1) Service to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired.
What Is T 9-1-1?
T 9-1-1 is a new Service that enables individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) to communicate with 9-1-1 Operators via text message (SMS) during an emergency.
How Does T 9-1-1 Work?
1. Register your cell phone for T 9-1-1 with your wireless carrier.
A list of carriers is available at textwith911.ca
2. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 as if making a voice call.
Do not send a text message directly.
Communicate with the 9-1-1 Operator via text message and provide all relevant information, including your name, location and the emergency assistance required.
Will T 9-1-1 Work Everywhere In Ontario?
No. T 9-1-1 Service is only offered by some Emergency Services in Ontario, but the list is expected to grow.
Visit textwith911.ca to find out if T 9-1-1 is available in your area.
Where Can I Find More Information?
A range of useful information is available online at textwith911.ca