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About 9-1-1 Heroes Awards

9-1-1 Heroes

The 9-1-1 for Kids® Local 9-1-1 Heroes® program was established in 1999.  The purpose of the award is to recognize heroic youngsters who called 9-1-1 to save a life or property or to report a crime.  The heroes are nominated by public safety answering points (PSAP or 911 dispatch centers).  These children methodically and calmly called 9-1-1 and provided the dispatcher with the necessary information to route emergency personnel (police, fire department or medical emergency response) quickly.

Since 1999, the organization has recognized hundreds of children throughout the nation for their 9-1-1 heroism.  It is our hope that every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada will declare the month of May (before children begin summer vacation) and also September (as children return back to school) as "911 for Kids Education Month."   The purpose of this program is not only to recognize heroic acts of youngsters and dispatchers, but more importantly to drive home important information concerning critical emergency preparedness and response procedures.  

The 9-1-1 Heroes Ceremonies are consistently a favorite story for the media to cover both locally and across the nation.  The media always provides a wonderful opportunity to inform the community, and prepare children to be "emergency ready."  The 9-1-1 Heroes Awards Ceremony features: 

  • The 9-1-1 Youth Heroes (toddlers to teens)
  • The 9-1-1 dispatcher who processed the call 
  • Government & public safety dignitaries
  • Athletes & entertainers (as schedules permits)

Each day hundreds of thousands of calls are placed to 911 dispatch centers across the country.   Many of these calls are made by young children.  Whether it is a medical emergency, a fire or a crime to report it is essential to teach children when it’s OK to call 911; how to dial and what to say to the dispatchers.  Lastly, in light of the natural and man-made disasters today, it is absolutely critical to teach children when NOT to call 911 and inadvertently tie up lines out of fear.


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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