The objective of the CSEC Public Education Program is to educate the public on the proper use of 9-1-1 in order to obtain help in an emergency.
The CSEC Public Education Program takes its responsibility to educate the citizens of Texas on the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency number to save lives and property. There are three basic messages for the program: when to call 9-1-1, how to call 9-1-1, and what to say in case of a police, fire, medical or poison emergency.
Previously, CSEC has produced a large assortment of publications and educational items carrying these messages geared to adults, seniors and children. These items are distributed by a statewide network of 9-1-1 educators at regional planning commissions (RPCs), emergency communications districts (districts) and home rule cities.
9-1-1 Safety for Kids Educational Program
9-1-1 National Public Educator Forum
The CSEC supports the efforts of the 9-1-1 Public Educators of Texas (PET) as well as the 9-1-1 National Public Educators Forum (NPEF). Both groups provide networking among 9-1-1 public educators. In 2005, the PET group and CSEC collaborated on the development of the children’s video “9-1-1: Getting Help is Easy”. The video was released in 2010 and is used in Texas as well as the rest of the country, Canada, and Puerto Rico.