Murray County Recognizes April as National 911 Education Month
At the Murray County Commissioner's meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Commissioner David Ridley passed a resolution recognizing April as National 911 Education Month. On this day, Murray County began a month-long campaign to help Americans of all ages recognize the importance of 911 and the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response in times of crisis. Groups including the United States Congress and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), a leading public safety association, have also recognized April as National 911 Education Month, and are encouraging the media, the 911 community, the wireless industry, and public information providers to engage in 911 awareness and education activities this month.
NENA has also made a number of public safety educational resources for the media, 911 professionals, public educators, and citizens available via its National 911 Education Month webpage, including an e-brochure entitled "Making 911 Work for YOU." The brochure is designed to provide essential information to the general public, children, teens, and parents about the 911 system and emergency response.
On April 30, 2010, dispatcher Kevin Garner had the opportunity to represent the Murray County E9-1-1 Center as guest speaker for Career Day at Bagley Middle School. Kevin provided insight to students about the job we do as dispatchers.
In addition to recognizing April as National 911 Education Month, each year the second full week of April is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week around the country. This year, Murray County E9-1-1 participated in the celebration. We were able to provide our employees gifts to show our appreciation for the job they do. Donations were also made by local businesses to show their support.