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12-Year-Old Girl Honored As National Hero For Saving Sister’s Life During Home Invasion
Bre-Asia Marrow

On September 7, Hamilton County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator (T/C) Amanda Miller answered a 9-1-1 call from a caller who advised a stranger was knocking on the door, possibly trying to break into the home. 

The caller was Bre-Asia Marrow, a 12-year-old female who advised she was home alone with her 11-year-old sister, Azariah. 

Bre-Asia became distraught when it became apparent that the party had entered the apartment.  T/C Miller remained professional and spoke in a calm and reassuring tone during the call, which lasted about 10 minutes.  Miller’s calm demeanor was an important factor in keeping Bre-Asia and her sister calm even when the suspects were in the same room as the girls.

Miller had the girls get into a closet to avoid detection by the suspects.  During the entire call, Miller continued to obtain pertinent information from the caller which was relayed to the responding officers.


Officers from the Chattanooga Police Department responded quickly and arrived on scene in about two minutes.  They set up a perimeter and moved cautiously, fully aware that there were two young girls hidden in the home along with the suspects.  They were able to arrest two suspects inside the house and secure the two girls from the closet.

12-year-old Bre-Asia Morrow was recognized as the 2014 National 9-1-1 Hero at the 2014 National 9-1-1 Heroes Awards Ceremony & Press Conference presented by AT&T and 9-1-1 for Kids on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Music City Center in Nashville.

The 9-1-1 Local Heroes® Medal of Honor, is bestowed on an individual who distinguishes himself/herself  by gallantry and intrepidity calling 9-1-1 to help save a life or property, or to report a crime.  

Equally as important, this award is presented to the 9-1-1 dispatcher/call taker who processed the call, and dispatched the appropriate emergency response help.  The 9-1-1 Local Heroes® Medal of Honor, was created in 1999 in collaboration with the California State Legislature.  It is now an international awards program.

9-1-1 for Kids is the official voice of 9-1-1 caller training and endorsed by: APCO International (Assn. of Public Safety Communications Officials), NG9-1-1 Institute, NENA (National Emergency Number Assn.), and NASNA (National Assn. of Nine-one-one Administrators), and the California Department of Education.


2016 Calendar


California Chapter NENA: Mission Critical

FCC CSRIC Quarterly
National Flood Safety Awareness Week
National Poison Prevention Week

Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp for Fatherless Boys
California Statewide Legislative 9-1-1 Heroes Awards
City of San Francisco 9-1-1 Heroes Awards

National Dispatcher Appreciation Week
National 911 Education Month
Navigators Conference
National Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

22nd annual Tim Brown 9-1-1 for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic
Motorcycle Safety Month
National Bike Month
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Safe Boating Week

NENA National Conference
National Sheriffs Assn. Conference
FCC CSRIC Quarterly
National Safety Month
National Fireworks Safety Month
Home Safety Month
National CPR & AED Awareness Week
Sun Safety Week

National Fireworks Safety Month

APCO International
National Night Out
National Safe at Home Week

National Preparedness Month
FCC CSRIC Quarterly

Red Ribbon Rally
National Fire Prevention Week
National Crime Prevention Week
National Teen Driver Safety Week
Great California Shake Out

National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week

Kathy Ireland Holiday Children’s Celebration
FCC CSRIC Quarterly

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