50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 Celebration
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call, made in Haleyville, AL on February 16, 1968. For half a century, 911 has been the gateway between the public and emergency help, and it will continue to be there as a lifeline to help people when they need it most. Though the profession, technology and industry have changed over the years, the desire to make a difference in people’s lives remains the same.
Download Celebration Materials & Resources
- History of 9-1-1 (iCERT and 911 Education Foundation)
- 9-1-1 Origin and History (NENA)
- 911 Saves Lives (APCO)
- A History of Advancing 9-1-1 (National 911 Program)
50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 Video
Talking About the 50th
Connect with 911 professionals from around the country, hear their stories and share yours on social media. Use the hashtags #50yearsof911 and #thankyou911 to be part of the conversation.