Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Functions as an emergency text messaging service for members of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community 
  • Allows individuals who are in an emergency situation to converse with a 9-1-1 operator using text messaging
    Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Areas Served Conmee ; Fort William First Nation ; Gillies Township ; Gorham Township ; Lybster Township ; Neebing Township ; O'Connor ; Oliver Paipoonge Township ; Shuniah ; Thunder Bay ; Strange Township; Ware Township; Marks Township; Jacques Township; Fowler Township
    Eligibility
    • Individuals who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired 
    • Must have an active wireless subscription and a 3G, 4G, or GSM supported cell phone
      Application
      • Individuals must register with their telephone service provider 
      • Click here for more information on registration
      Languages English
      Fees None - however, an active wireless subscription is required
      Additional Service Sites
      Contact Information
      Office Phone General Inquiries: 807-684-1200
      Website textwith911.ca
      Primary Executive Sylvie Hauth, Acting Chief of Police; Phone: 807-684-1304
      Located In Community Thunder Bay
      Address 1200 Balmoral St
      Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5Z5
       
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      Intersection Balmoral St and Central Ave
      Physical Access Fully Accessible
      Other Details
      Legal Status (10) Local Government
      Funding Federal - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)