NFL legend & newly inducted Hall of Famer Tim Brown (Oakland Raiders) flies in to join California 9-1-1 to recognize two heroic youngsters and two 9-1-1 dispatchers at the 2015 California Statewide 9-1-1 Heroes Awards Ceremony presented by 9-1-1 for Kids on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. on the North Steps of the State Capitol (1100 L. Street).
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.
Nina Martin, Youth Hero (10-year-old female)
Julie Catelli & Janee Dabrowski, Dispatch Heroes (Sacramento PD)
Nina called 9-1-1 during a home invasion.
Jake Pritchard, Youth Hero (11-year-old male)
Jennifer Gsell, Dispatch Hero (CHP Communications Centers Support)
Jake called 9-1-1 when his father plummeted down a cliff while hiking.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
California State Capitol – North Steps
9:15 a.m.: Presenters & Heroes Check-in
10:00 a.m.: Media Check-in & Set-up (Press Kit available)
10:30 a.m.: Calif. 9-1-1 Heroes Awards Ceremony & Press Conference
11:00 a.m.: Media Interviews & Photo Opportunities
Tim Brown – NFL Hall of Fame Legend & 9-1-1 for Kids National Chairman
Mark Ghilarducci –Director, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Willie Godinez – Chief, California Highway Patrol
Dave Deter – Deputy Director, CALFIRE
Scott Andrews – President, Northern California Chapter of APCO International, Inc.
Shelby Rhyman – President, Calif. Chapter of the National Emergency Number Assoc.
Mark Helms – Board Member, Calif. Police Chiefs Association
Richard McCarthy – Executive Director, Calif. Seismic Safety Commission
Charlie Cullen – Board of Directors, 9-1-1 for Kids Public Education
Elise Kim – Executive Director, 9-1-1 for Kids Public Education