City hosting Text with 9-1-1 information forum

Service enhances personal safety, access to 9-1-1 for people with hearing or speech impairments

Guelph, ON, March 11, 2015 – The Guelph Police Service and City of Guelph Emergency Services, in partnership with the Canadian Hearing Society, are hosting an information forum on March 24 about the new Text with 9-1-1 service.

The two-hour information forum, from 7 to 9 p.m. inside Room 112 at Guelph’s City Hall, will include a live demonstration of the service, how to register with cell phone service providers, and a question and answer period.

The new service, available starting March 26, is expected to enhance personal safety and access to 9-1-1 for members of the Deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing community, and residents with speech impairment. For more information, visit textwith911.ca.

What

Text with 9-1-1 information forum

Who

Guelph Police Service
Guelph Fire Department
Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service
Canadian Hearing Society

Where

Room 112, City Hall, 1 Carden Street

When

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.

For more information

Mike Gatto
Public Information Officer
Guelph Police Service
519-824-1212 extension 7253
mgatto@guelphpolice.ca

Harry Dunning
Manager of Administration and Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2127
harry.dunning@guelph.ca