The Harford County Department of Emergency Services seeks to honor children who called 911 for assistance in a real, documented emergency situation. This special hero is presented with a Gold 911 pin during a special ceremony in his or her honor in front of their entire school. Also at the assembly are the child's parents and emergency responders. Details of the situation are shared by all those involved, and proclamations from the county executive and Harford County Council are read for all to hear.
The ceremony's highlight comes when a 911 dispatcher or 911 educator from the Harford County 911 Center attaches the Gold 911 pin to the child's shirt. The pin is the visible symbol of the child's heroism.
For more information about the Gold 911 Program or to arrange a school visit from a 911 Educator, please contact Melissa Blessing at 410-638-4946.