GCRPCGOLDEN CRESCENT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSIONTEXT-TO-9-1-1 SERVICEThe Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission's (GCRPC) 9-1-1 Depart-ment is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in DeWit,Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is aservice that allows citizens to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for assis-tance in the event they are unable to make a voice call by dialing 9-1-1.Simply send a text as you would normally. In the recipient field enter 911compose the message and push send. Once your text is sent, the 9-1-1 systemwill send an automated message asking the individual texting for the addressof the emergency. This starts the text session between 9-1-1 and the individualneeding emergency help.It is important to remember that text-to-9-1-1 services should only be used inan emergency situation, when someone is unable to speak. Examples include:if the person is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or when speaking outloud would put the individual in danger. Text-to-9-1-1 also provides a silentalternative in cases such as a child abduction, active shooter or domestic abuse.When texting 9-1-1, you need to know your exact location and the nature ofyour emergency. Use simple language and no abbreviations or slang. Please doNOT TEXT and DRIVE! Pull over to a safe location before sending a text to 9-1-1If you are able, please call 9-1-1. It takes longer to get all the information whencommunicating through text messages.If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a voice call, rememberSend your location and type of emergencyUse plain language and avoid abbreviations and slangPhotos&videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this timeDo not include 9-1-1 as part of a group textOnly text 9-1-1 when you are unable to make a voice callDon't text and drive!Currently you can only Text-to-9-1-1 with the four major wireless carriers: AT&TSprint, T-Mobile and Verizon WirelessTM. If you are in an area where texting service is not available to 9-1-1, you will receive an automated message telling youto make a voice call. If you would like more information about Text-to-9-1-1,please contact Jamie Moon at 361-578-1587, Ext. 205 or jamiem@gcrpc.orgYou can also visit the Golden Crescent RPC website at www.gcrpc.org.Voice calls are still the best & fastest way to get help. "Call if you can, Text ifyou can't" GCRPC GOLDEN CRESCENT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TEXT-TO-9-1-1 SERVICE The Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission's (GCRPC) 9-1-1 Depart- ment is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in DeWit, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service that allows citizens to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for assis- tance in the event they are unable to make a voice call by dialing 9-1-1. Simply send a text as you would normally. In the recipient field enter 911 compose the message and push send. Once your text is sent, the 9-1-1 system will send an automated message asking the individual texting for the address of the emergency. This starts the text session between 9-1-1 and the individual needing emergency help. It is important to remember that text-to-9-1-1 services should only be used in an emergency situation, when someone is unable to speak. Examples include: if the person is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or when speaking out loud would put the individual in danger. Text-to-9-1-1 also provides a silent alternative in cases such as a child abduction, active shooter or domestic abuse. When texting 9-1-1, you need to know your exact location and the nature of your emergency. Use simple language and no abbreviations or slang. Please do NOT TEXT and DRIVE! Pull over to a safe location before sending a text to 9-1-1 If you are able, please call 9-1-1. It takes longer to get all the information when communicating through text messages. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a voice call, remember Send your location and type of emergency Use plain language and avoid abbreviations and slang Photos&videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this time Do not include 9-1-1 as part of a group text Only text 9-1-1 when you are unable to make a voice call Don't text and drive! Currently you can only Text-to-9-1-1 with the four major wireless carriers: AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon WirelessTM. If you are in an area where texting ser vice is not available to 9-1-1, you will receive an automated message telling you to make a voice call. If you would like more information about Text-to-9-1-1, please contact Jamie Moon at 361-578-1587, Ext. 205 or jamiem@gcrpc.org You can also visit the Golden Crescent RPC website at www.gcrpc.org. Voice calls are still the best & fastest way to get help. "Call if you can, Text if you can't"

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GCRPC GOLDEN CRESCENT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TEXT-TO-9-1-1 SERVICE The Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission's (GCRPC) 9-1-1 Depart- ment is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in DeWit, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service that allows citizens to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for assis- tance in the event they are unable to make a voice call by dialing 9-1-1. Simply send a text as you would normally. In the recipient field enter 911 compose the message and push send. Once your text is sent, the 9-1-1 system will send an automated message asking the individual texting for the address of the emergency. This starts the text session between 9-1-1 and the individual needing emergency help. It is important to remember that text-to-9-1-1 services should only be used in an emergency situation, when someone is unable to speak. Examples include: if the person is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or when speaking out loud would put the individual in danger. Text-to-9-1-1 also provides a silent alternative in cases such as a child abduction, active shooter or domestic abuse. When texting 9-1-1, you need to know your exact location and the nature of your emergency. Use simple language and no abbreviations or slang. Please do NOT TEXT and DRIVE! Pull over to a safe location before sending a text to 9-1-1 If you are able, please call 9-1-1. It takes longer to get all the information when communicating through text messages. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a voice call, remember Send your location and type of emergency Use plain language and avoid abbreviations and slang Photos&videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this time Do not include 9-1-1 as part of a group text Only text 9-1-1 when you are unable to make a voice call Don't text and drive! Currently you can only Text-to-9-1-1 with the four major wireless carriers: AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon WirelessTM. If you are in an area where texting ser vice is not available to 9-1-1, you will receive an automated message telling you to make a voice call. If you would like more information about Text-to-9-1-1, please contact Jamie Moon at 361-578-1587, Ext. 205 or jamiem@gcrpc.org You can also visit the Golden Crescent RPC website at www.gcrpc.org. Voice calls are still the best & fastest way to get help. "Call if you can, Text if you can't" GCRPC GOLDEN CRESCENT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TEXT-TO-9-1-1 SERVICE The Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission's (GCRPC) 9-1-1 Depart- ment is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-9-1-1 service in DeWit, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria counties. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service that allows citizens to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for assis- tance in the event they are unable to make a voice call by dialing 9-1-1. Simply send a text as you would normally. In the recipient field enter 911 compose the message and push send. Once your text is sent, the 9-1-1 system will send an automated message asking the individual texting for the address of the emergency. This starts the text session between 9-1-1 and the individual needing emergency help. It is important to remember that text-to-9-1-1 services should only be used in an emergency situation, when someone is unable to speak. Examples include: if the person is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or when speaking out loud would put the individual in danger. Text-to-9-1-1 also provides a silent alternative in cases such as a child abduction, active shooter or domestic abuse. When texting 9-1-1, you need to know your exact location and the nature of your emergency. Use simple language and no abbreviations or slang. Please do NOT TEXT and DRIVE! Pull over to a safe location before sending a text to 9-1-1 If you are able, please call 9-1-1. It takes longer to get all the information when communicating through text messages. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a voice call, remember Send your location and type of emergency Use plain language and avoid abbreviations and slang Photos&videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this time Do not include 9-1-1 as part of a group text Only text 9-1-1 when you are unable to make a voice call Don't text and drive! Currently you can only Text-to-9-1-1 with the four major wireless carriers: AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon WirelessTM. If you are in an area where texting ser vice is not available to 9-1-1, you will receive an automated message telling you to make a voice call. If you would like more information about Text-to-9-1-1, please contact Jamie Moon at 361-578-1587, Ext. 205 or jamiem@gcrpc.org You can also visit the Golden Crescent RPC website at www.gcrpc.org. Voice calls are still the best & fastest way to get help. "Call if you can, Text if you can't"

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