Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter

TEXT with 911 – Lower Mainland area**

The 9-1-1 centre in Metro Vancouver (E-Comm started a new service for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) that allows DHHSI persons to communicate with a 9-1-1 operator through a special text system. It is available to pre-registered Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) persons.

**It is available to the following areas: Metro Vancouver area, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Sunshine Coast Regional District, University of BC, University Endowment Lands, Barnston Island, Howe Sound Communities, and Indian Arm/Pitt Lake Communities (Boulder Island, Carraholly Point, Northern Portion of Indian Arm and West side of Pitt Lake).

For more information, please check out the following pdf files by clicking the logos below.

E 911 Information in Text

E 911 Information on Slides