GA – Deaf woman texts local 911 – gets response
Channel 11, Atlanta,GA
By Jon Shirek, WXIA
January 7, 2016
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A text for help – from a deaf woman who spotted two small children in a car – highlights a local 911 center that is among the first utilizing a popular technology.
On Wednesday night, she shared her story – through the same technology – with 11Alive News.
Her name is Lisa Collis, and she texted that it was at about 4:30 pm on New Year’s Eve, in a parking lot in the North Point area of Alpharetta, when she saw two, small children alone in a parked car.
Luckily for all, since Collis is deaf and this is Alpharetta, she was able to report what she saw by texting 911.