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NG911 Institute Announces 14th Annual 911 Honor Award Winners

Date: 2017-02-28
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The Next Generation 911 Institute (NG911 Institute) is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th Annual 911 Honor Awards:

Industry Professional:  Roger Hixson, NENA – The 9-1-1 Association

911 Public Safety Professional:  Todd Austin, Los Angeles Police Department

Government Leader:  Rear Admiral (Ret.) David G. Simpson, Former Chief, FCC, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and Dorothy Spears-Dean, Virginia Information Technologies Agency

NG9-1-1 Awareness:  Dominic Villecco, New Jersey Wireless Association

Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program:  Tennessee Emergency Communications Board

Carla Anderson Heart of 9-1-1:  Steve Souder, Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications

“The Institute is honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s 9-1-1 Honor Award winners,” said NG911 Institute Chair Mary Boyd.  “These individuals, and their public safety colleagues throughout America, dedicate their lives to aiding those in need. Hundreds of millions of 9-1-1 callers every year rely on the dedication and cooperation of our public safety professionals, government leaders and industry partners when a crisis demands calling 9-1-1.  The 9-1-1 Honor Award winners are truly the best of the best and the reason our nation’s 9-1-1 system is the gold standard for emergency response today.  The Institute also recognizes that these awardees and their colleagues have our nation's 9-1-1 system poised to continue to advance and develop into the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. ”


This year’s awards reception will be held today, February 28, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building – presentation of awards to begin at 6:00pm.  For more information, see

About the 9-1-1 Honor Awards Reception
The 9-1-1 Honor Awards reception is an annual event to honor 9-1-1 heroes and leaders. The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Next Gen 9-1-1 Caucus (Reps. Shimkus and Eshoo and Senators Burr and Klobuchar) and other Members of Congress and federal government officials will join 9-1-1 leaders from across the country at the event.  

- People, Places & Things/ (via NG911 Institute, 2/22/17)


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