Awards

Each year at the Annual NH Emergency Dispatcher's Association Conference, our organization recognizes the talents of those individuals involved across the state.  Below you will find a complete of those who have been recognized for their efforts since 2013.

2020

The 2020 NHEDA Award Nominations will be accepted from November 18, 2019 - February 14, 2020. Nominations must be submitted to awards@nheda.org or mailed to: PO Box 664, Berlin, NH 03570. Post mark must be prior to DEADLINE DATE. The person submitting the nomination will receive an email notification once it has been received.


Please include a letter explaining and supporting your reasons for nomination. You may include a copy of the redacted log and/or a recording, if you wish. Recordings will not be used at the awards ceremony without written permission from your agency head. Recordings from ongoing investigations/cases, will not be used.


If there is something noteworthy outside of the nomination categories/parameters, you may submit a
nomination and the Awards Committee will review those on a case by case basis.
Awards will be presented at the NHEDA Banquet on April 3, 2020.

 

Please direct any questions to: awards@nheda.org

Award Categories:

Information Technologies/Radio Frequency Technologist/Support Award:

This award is presented to someone demonstrating professionalism in the field of Information Technology/Radio Technology/ or anyone who supports emergency communications and acknowledges the special contributions of this person in the daily performance of their duties.


Supervisor of the Year:
This award is presented to a Chief, Director, Manager, or Supervisor (sworn or non-sworn) for professionalism and innovation in the field of emergency communications management and acknowledges the contributions made toward improving communications.


Telecommunicator of the Year:
This award is presented to an individual, for exceptional professionalism in the field of public safety communications and acknowledges the special contributions of a person whose daily performance of their duties is an inspiration and example to others.


Trainer of the Year:
This award is presented to an individual, for exceptional professionalism in training others in the field of public safety communications and acknowledges the special contributions of a person whose daily performance of their duties is an inspiration and example to others.

Life Member:

Life Membership may be granted to any individual who has contributed substantially to Dispatching, and Emergency Communications within the State of NH, and who has also contributed greatly to the NH Emergency Dispatchers Association. The Life Membership designee need not be actively dispatching any more for a New Hampshire City, Town, State, County, Municipal Agency or non-governmental entity whose work involves emergency dispatching of Police/Fire/EMS/Campus Security/Police. Life Member nominees shall have been classified as an ACTIVE MEMBER for any period to qualify for LIFE MEMBER classification. Life Membership nominees shall be nominated by a member of the Governing Body in writing prior to any regularly scheduled board meeting. Any NHEDA member may submit a nomination to any member of the Governing Body for further review and action. A majority vote in the affirmative of the Governing Body shall grant the nominee Life Membership status. Life Members will have a permanent place on the NHEDA website, a designated lapel pin and/or designated on any name badges issued at subsequent conferences. A presentation to all members achieving Life Member Status in a particular year shall be made to each member in attendance at the annual meeting. Life Members will retain voting rights as that of an ACTIVE MEMBER and will also receive a discount of 50% at all NHEDA functions such as the conference at the discretion of the Governing Body. A LIFE MEMBER may ALSO retain ACTIVE membership status concurrently with being designated a LIFE MEMBER. If a designated LIFE MEMBER is actively employed by a New Hampshire City, Town, State, County, Municipal Agency or non-governmental entity whose work involves emergency dispatching of Police/Fire/EMS/Campus Security/Police they may also retain the right to hold office.

Honorary Member:

Honorary Membership may be granted to any individual who has contributed substantially to Dispatching, and Emergency Communications within the State of NH, and who has also contributed greatly to the NH Emergency Dispatchers Association. The Honorary Member designee need not be actively dispatching, nor ever actively dispatched for a New Hampshire City, Town, State, County, Municipal Agency or non-governmental entity whose work involves emergency dispatching of Police/Fire/EMS/Campus Security/Police. Honorary Membership nominees shall be nominated by a member of the Governing Body in writing at any regularly scheduled board meeting. A majority vote in the affirmative shall grant the nominee Honorary Membership status. Honorary Members will have a permanent place on the NHEDA website, a designated lapel pin and/or designated on any name badges issues at subsequent conferences. A presentation of all members being granted Honorary Member Status shall be made at the NHEDA Annual Meeting. Honorary Members do not retain voting rights, but may serve on ad-hoc committees, or special projects at the Presidents discretion. *HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP may be presented posthumously when appropriate

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