Tuesday, September 11, 2012, was the 7th Annual 9-1-1 Day with the Astros event at Minute Maid Park. This annual event is hosted by GHC 9-1-1 especially for 9-1-1 telecommunicators, dispatchers and supervisors in the GHC 9-1-1 territory. It is one way that GHC 9-1-1 tries to show appreciation for the contributions to emergency communications made by PSAP personnel. Nearly 1,000 guests attended the event—this included representatives of 32 (out of 40) PSAPs and their family members.
The Astros called this night “Heroes Night,” and had a pregame ceremony with public safety representatives that included local police chiefs and PSAP personnel from throughout the GHC 9-1-1 territory. The public safety representatives along with 9-1-1 mascot Cell Phone Sally carried the United States flag onto the field of Minute Maid Park.
Here are a few comments from the 9-1-1 Day with the Astros attendees:
“I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU, to everyone responsible for putting the event together. It was an awesome night, it was well organized and flowed nicely the food area was nice and allowed everyone a chance to mingle with people from other agencies,” Cheryl Sanders, Lead Telecommunicator, League City Police Department.
“I just wanted to thank the entire team that made the Astros game night possible for me and my family. I was really impressed with the private room, good food, ice cream (with toppings!) AND family pictures!!! Y'all waaaay outdid yourselves this year and we are very appreciative. We felt very honored!!!” Lee Meyen, Telecommunications Operator III, Rosenberg Police Department.
GHC 9-1-1 Staff is very appreciative of the work that 9-1-1 telecommunicators perfume each day for our community. This occasion, was just one way to show our thanks.