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Call for Nominations

Deadline: December 13, 2019

The NG911 Institute hosts the Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception to honor the heroes and leaders of the 911 community. The Co-Chairs of the Congressional NextGen 911 Caucus and other Members of Congress and federal government leaders are invited to attend and to present the awards to 911 professionals and government leaders from across the United States.

We need your help in identifying heroes and leaders that should be honored this year.
Examples of heroism and leadership that occurred anytime between November 1, 2018 and December 1, 2019 will be considered for the awards presented at the Reception.


Nominations may now be submitted for the six (6) awards categories described below.  Any person or group fitting the description is eligible to be nominated and anyone can nominate (including self-nomination).  You DO NOT need to be a member of the NG911 Institute to nominate or to receive an award.

A committee of NG911 Institute Board members will review every nomination and select the honorees. Award winners will be invited to attend as the Institute’s guests at the 17th Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception in Washington, D.C. on February 12, 2020.




Fill out the Nomination form as best you can. Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 PM (EST) December 13, 2019.


Actions that are eligible for nomination must have taken place (as a single action/event or multiple actions/events) anytime during the period: November 1, 2018 through December 1, 2019.


The nomination form is the primary information source that will determine award winners, and quality of information is more important than quantity of information.  However, all relevant additional information is welcome, including press coverage where appropriate.


Any questions should be directed to contactus@ng911institute.org.

Award Categories

Citizen in Action:  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 911.  This award honors a citizen who has taken the initiative to help in a crisis.

Government Leader (Federal / State / Local):  This award recognizes the elected or appointed Federal, State, or Local Government Leader (including state 911 coordinators) that has displayed significant dedication and leadership in advancing the 911 system.  Specific efforts to enable the deployment of NG911 systems will be considered.  Note, with the exception of state 911 coordinators, public sector 911 professionals will not be considered in this category.

911 Public Safety Professional:  This award recognizes a 911 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 911 issue.

911 Industry Professional:  This award recognizes a 911 industry professional for their leadership, professionalism, initiative, creativity, and diligence, in solving a critical 911 issue, with a particular emphasis on those whose efforts have advanced NG911

Outstanding 911 Call Center / Program: This award recognizes a 911 call center for overall excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations reported to 911 and the deployment and management of new technology.  Also, this award recognizes a state or regional 911 program for excellence in serving the public including the handling of emergency situations and the deployment and management of new technology.

NG911 Awareness: This award recognizes an individual, organization, company, media outlet, program, or any other effort(s) to coordinate and promote education and awareness for NG911, the appropriate use of the 9-1-1 system, or the transition to a Next Gen 911 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.