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September 23, 2016

Specialized 9-1-1 Text Service for Deaf and Speech Impaired Now Available

A specialized text service that allows people who are Deaf/Deaf-Blind, Hard-of-Hearing or Speech Impaired (DHHSI) to communicate with 9-1-1 call-takers by text is now available in the Regional District of Central Kootenay.  This service, called Text with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1), is being delivered by E-Comm—the emergency communications centre responsible for answering 9-1-1 calls in the central and southern interiors—in partnership with local emergency service agencies.

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