6 Awards Presented for 9-1-1 Dedication and Heroism (3/29/12)
Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Comments

The NG 9-1-1 Institute presented six awards to citizen heroes at a ceremony in Washington March 27. This is the ninth annual awards ceremony where citizens whose heroism and dedication highlight the critical importance of 9-1-1 emergency communications will be honored.

“The recipients who are being recognized at this year’s event have all made outstanding contributions in helping to save lives through the use of 9-1-1 emergency communications,” said Angel Arocho, chairman of NG 9-1-1 board of directors. “On behalf of the NG 9-1-1 board, we are truly delighted to host this event to honor these extraordinary individuals who have impacted lives by using the 9-1-1 system, in addition to recognizing industry members that play a critical role in helping to operate and maintain it.”

Being honored this year are Cynthia Almendarez of Alexandria, Va., receiving the Citizen in Action Award; Juanita “Kay” McKellar of Wenatchee, Wash., receiving the Education Award; Nikita Washington of Washington, D.C., for the 9-1-1 Professional Award; John McDonough of Sandy Springs, Ga., for the Government Leader Award; Brian Daly of Seattle, receiving the Industry/Technology Professional Private Sector Award; and David Lucas and Lexington-Fayette Urban County in Kentucky receiving the Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center Award.

The awards were presented in conjunction with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators (NASNA), the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), the National Association of Emergency Dispatchers (NAED), 9-1-1 for Kids and the Congressional NG 9-1-1 Caucus.

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