Yes. Liberty County Public Safety Communications (LCPSC) is equipped with Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) enabling communications with the speech/hearing-impaired callers.
If a caller uses a TTY/TDD, the caller should:
- Stay calm, place the phone receiver in the TTY, dial 911.
- After the call is answered, press the TTY keys several times. This may help shorten the time necessary to respond to the call.
- Give the call taker time to connect their TTY. If necessary, press the TTY keys again. The 911 call taker should answer and type "GA" for Go Ahead.
- Tell what is needed-police, fire department, or ambulance. Give your name, phone number, and the address where help is needed.
- Stay on the telephone if it is safe. Answer the call taker’s questions.
If a deaf or hearing/speech impaired caller does not have a TTY/TDD, the caller should call 911 and do not hang up. Not hanging up leaves the line open. With most 911 calls, the caller’s address is displayed on the call taker’s screen and help will be sent.