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LOCAL 9-1-1 AGENCIES RUN MOVIE THEATER ADS BEGINNING IN APRIL: NATIONAL 9-1-1 EDUCATION MONTH* "Help 9-1-1 Help You"

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LOCAL 9-1-1 AGENCIES RUN MOVIE THEATER ADS BEGINNING IN APRIL: 

NATIONAL 9-1-1 EDUCATION MONTH* "Help 9-1-1 Help You"

 

(HOUSTON, TX) April is National 9-1-1 Education Month-Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1) announces that, beginning Friday, April 20th moviegoers will begin seeing two different 9-1-1 public education messages at 33 movie theaters (location list below) throughout GHC 9-1-1 service area. The commercial will run in theaters through May 17th to remind residents of important messages about 9-1-1: 

1. 9-1-1 is for Emergencies ONLY 

2. Avoid accidental dials to 9-1-1 - "Lock it before you pocket." 

There are over 12,000 calls placed to 9-1-1 every day throughout the GHC 9-1-1 service area. Calls to 9-1-1 for non-emergencies such as reports of power or water outages, lost dogs or keys locked in cars can tie up valuable resources for real emergencies. Help save the emergency phone lines for true emergencies. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TWO 15-SECOND "9-1-1 IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY" CINEMA COMMERCIALS :

There are hundreds of calls placed every day to 9-1-1 by callers who didn't realize their phone called 9-1-1. These accidental calls to 9-1-1 (also called pocket dials) delay help to REAL emergencies. To avoid accidental calls to 9-1-1, the public is reminded to lock their phone so that it doesn't accidentally call 9-1-1. If a call is placed to 9-1-1, do not hang up-instead tell the 9-1-1 operator there isn't an emergency to avoid being called back. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 15-SECOND 'LOCKET IT BEFORE YOU POCKET" CINEMA COMMERCIAL :

The movie theater spots are scheduled during Month of April as a part of National 9-1-1 Education Month. April was designated as National 9-1-1 Education Month by Congress in March 2008 in order to educate the public about the importance and appropriate use of 9-1-1.

This year, marked the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call placed in Haleyville, Alabama on February 16, 1968. Since that day, 9-1-1 professionals have dutifully served the public as the first first responders to emergencies large and small.

GHC 9-1-1 is the largest 9-1-1 system in Texas administering the 9-1-1 telecommunications and technology infrastructure for 49 cities wholly or partially within Harris and Fort Bend Counties. For more information: www.911.org, GHC 911 Facebook Page, GHC Twitter Page

The Commercial Will Be Shown in Movie Theaters throughout parts of Harris and Fort Bend Counties April 20 - May 17 2018: 

  • Cinema Latino Pasadena PASADENA, Texas
  • Cinemark 12 Cypress and XD CYPRESS, Texas
  • Cinemark 12 Rosenberg ROSENBERG, Texas
  • Cinemark 19 with XD KATY, Texas
  • Cinemark Spring-Klein and XD SPRING, Texas
  • Deerbrook 24 HUMBLE, Texas
  • Deerbrook Movie Tavern** HUMBLE, Texas
  • Fall Creek 10 HUMBLE, Texas
  • First Colony 24 SUGAR LAND, Texas
  • Fountains 18 STAFFORD, Texas
  • Hollywood Movies 20 PASADENA, Texas
  • Houston Greenway 24 with RPX HOUSTON, Texas
  • Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 plus IMAX HOUSTON, Texas
  • Katy Mills 20 KATY, Texas
  • Liberty Lakes HOUSTON, Texas
  • Memorial City HOUSTON, Texas
  • Missouri City MISSOURI CITY, Texas
  • Regal Grand Parkway 22 RICHMOND, Texas
  • Regal Lone Star 19 with IMAX TOMBALL, Texas
  • Spring 10 SPRING, Texas
  • Studio 30 Houston HOUSTON, Texas
  • Tinseltown - Jacinto City HOUSTON, Texas
  • Tinseltown USA 290 HOUSTON, Texas
  • Vintage Park HOUSTON, Texas
  • West Oaks Mall with RPX HOUSTON, Texas
  • Willowbrook 24 HOUSTON, Texas
  • Willowbrook Movie Tavern HOUSTON, Texas
  • Baybrook FRIENDSWOOD, Texas
  • Cinemark 18 Webster with XD WEBSTER, Texas
  • District Theatres WEBSTER, Texas
  • Gulf Pointe 30 HOUSTON, Texas
  • Star Cinema Grill Cypress Theatre CYPRESS, Texas
  • Cinemark 13 Silverlake with XD PEARLAND, Texas

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