North Harris County, Texas – Five independent Emergency Services Districts (ESDs) join forces to build a new Emergency Dispatch Center for fire response and emergency rescue calls. The new Texas Emergency Communications Center (TECC) will be the Public Safety Secondary Answering Point (SSAP) for five ESDs that serve nearly half a million people and multiple Fortune 100 businesses in North Harris County.
ExxonMobil, Hewlett Packard, Chevron, and Amazon have made major commitments in the area over the last decade. More commercial and residential development has naturally followed. Amid this evolution, the separation of Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS) from Harris County ESD No. 11 left other ESDs in a difficult position over 9-1-1 dispatch services. Each ESD came to the same conclusion, that the CCEMS and ESD 11 separation simply highlighted the need to develop an Emergency Fire Dispatch center for ever-evolving North Harris County.