Tri-Service Awards give unsung heroes of emergency response their due
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will honour our 9-1-1 communicators during the Tri-Services Awards Ceremony tonight (Tuesday, April 10th), 7 p.m. at the York Region Administrative Centre.
The awards recognize job performance excellence by 9-1-1 emergency dispatch personnel from Fire, Police and Ambulance.
A special Junior 9-1-1 award will also be presented to Jason Singh Samra, a six-year old resident of the City of Vaughan. Jason, who was five at the time, called 9-1-1 when his father became seriously ill and required emergency care. Jason's quick actions and level-headedness helped saved his father's life.
York Region's 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centre
Media tours of York Region's 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centre are available upon request.
WHAT: 9-1-1 Tri-Services Awards Ceremony
WHEN: TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 10th, 7 p.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, Council Chambers
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Media Contact: Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
Phone: (905) 830-4444 / toll-free: 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1226
Cell: (905) 251-6415 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl MacPhail, Technology Training Coordinator, York Regional Police
Phone: 905-830-0303 / toll-free: 1-866-876-5423, Ext. 7091