9-1-1 Honor Awards
February 28, 2017
The NG9-1-1 Institute is seeking nominations for the 2017 911 Honor Awards for the following categories:
“Citizen in Action” Award
This award recognizes an individual of any age or group (more than one person) who demonstrated exceptional bravery and heroism to respond in a critical time using 9-1-1.
Government Leader Award (Federal / State / Local)
This award recognizes the elected or appointed Federal, State, or Local Government Leader (including state 9-1-1 coordinators) that has displayed significant dedication and leadership in advancing the 9-1-1 system. Specific efforts to enable the deployment of NG9-1-1 systems will be considered. Note, with the exception of state 9-1-1 coordinators, public sector 9-1-1 professionals will not be considered in this category.
9-1-1 Public Safety Professional Award
This award recognizes a 9-1-1 professional from the public sector for their leadership, professionalism, initiative, creativity, and diligence, in assisting a person reporting and/or experiencing an emergency situation or solving a critical 9-1-1 issue.
9-1-1 Industry Professional Award
This award recognizes a 9-1-1 industry professional for their leadership, professionalism, initiative, creativity, and diligence, in solving a critical 9-1-1 issue, with a particular emphasis on those whose efforts have advanced NG9-1-1.
Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center / Program Award
This award recognizes a 9-1-1 call center for overall excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations reported to 9-1-1 and the deployment and management of new technology. Also, this award recognizes a state or regional 9-1-1 program for excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations and the deployment and management of new technology.
NG9-1-1 Awareness Award
This award recognizes an individual, organization, company, media outlet, program, or any other effort(s) to coordinate and promote education and awareness for NG9-1-1, the appropriate use of the 9-1-1 system, or the transition to a Next Gen 9-1-1 system. It also may include person(s) involved in other areas such as press/media/entertainment that assist in promoting and improving the understanding of emergency communications.