Text To 911 Call If You Can- Text If You Must!

Hey Everyone,

If you didn’t already know Jacksonville, FL now has Text to 911! Yep! This was created to help the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech Impaired and the Non-Verbal.

Those who are hearing can also use this service as well especially if you are in a situation where it would best if you were not heard!

It’s very easy to use.

The Jacksonville Sheriffs office first and foremost wants you to text from a safe place if possible. Get out of harm’s way, if you can.

Next, enter “911” in the recipient field (no dashes, dots, etc)

Then you give the location and what is wrong First. You will receive a text asking for more information. Also, keep in mind that if you move locations you must let them know they can’t track your phone!

Now, I decided to try this out and it took about 5 minutes for someone to reach out to me. For my non-emergency it was OK. Keep in mind, you can still text more information to them while you are waiting for a response. Also, sometimes when we text a friend,  long messages can be delivered out-of-order or with a delay – same reality in Text-to-911.

The Sheriff Office wanted to stress the best and fastest way is to make a voice telephone call and to report emergencies! Text to 911 messages should Only be used when you have NO other options and cannot make a phone call to 9-1-1.

The service is only in English. Calls can not be transferred to JSO. Call taker will relay information to other agencies as needed. There are no medical or pre-arrival instructions. You can’t send any pictures, screen shots, emojis or attachments just text.

They also wanted you to know that this service is not available everywhere and that you may receive a “bounce back” message.

“Text message to 911 not available please make a voice call to 911 or use TTY or relay.”

You might also get this same message if all text circuits or answering positions are busy. 

Please note You don’t need an APP to text 911!

For more information about Text to 911 log on to: www.fcc.gov.

If you want to know more about Statewide Text to 911 Initiative log onto: www.dms.myflorida.com.

Be Safe! and Remember “Talk If You Can. Text When You Must!



Pink Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken


Hey Guys,

I know what you are thinking.  Why am I posting Pink’s Grammys performance?  That is how old? Well I am taking you backwards before I take you forward. I thought it was the best performance on the Grammys! I think it’s always good to showcase ASL cause it brings attention and attention hopefully leads to more inclusion of the Deaf community and it’s language. So, once again checkout check out Pink’s Grammy Performance.

Oh, and tell me what you thought good or bad.

Hedy & Heidi The Lost Sister

Hi Everyone,

Let me first say that if you did not get a chance to see this movie here in Jacksonville, Fl you missed out! yes you did! This was the first Deaf Movie and the whole Deaf community was excited it. I’m not Deaf and I was excited about it! Check out the trailer down below.

The movie screening was held at the Florida School For The Deaf and Blind located in St. Augustine Fl.


The story of two twins separated at birth, Hedy and Heidi: T

he Lost Sister follows two twin sisters whom lead drastically different lives. After decades of vivid dreams and intuitions about an unknown sister, HEDY (Heidi Branch) discovers the existence of her so-called twin, HEIDI (Heidi Branch yes, it’s the same actress.) Determined to find closure behind the true meaning of her dreams, she leads viewers on a hilarious and charming quest to find what she truly hopes will be the sister she’d been dreaming of. Bumping into improbable situations and unique characters along the way, Hedy finally finds the woman she believes to be her sister.

Her abrupt arrival quickly causes discord in the family. Heidi’s busy life is soon thrown into disarray by the arrival of this quirky and seemingly incompetent stranger. With an increasingly frustrated husband and two teenage boys, Heidi is forced to learn how to balance life and Hedy’s shenanigans. Will Heidi reach a breaking point? Can Hedy ever win the love of her new


This film is bound to delight audiences of all ages, and is guaranteed to have you gasping in laughter and leave you grinning.

The movie will be released 2019 so if you missed it you will have to wait til then

to view it unless…..You will be in Pleasanton, Ca on April 14 or Tucson, AZ on April 21st, or Sacramento, Ca on April 21st or Martinsburg, WV on May 11, 2018.