911 50th Anniversary

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.

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50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 Video

NENA 50th Anniversary _NG911 Logo from AssociationStudios.com on Vimeo.

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.