Have a Little Fun With It

Kathy Blagdon, Supervisor/Training Coordinator, Lincoln County 9-1-1

We honor our Emergency Telecommunications Officers every year. We have been having an Annual Awards Night for a number of years now. Over the past few years we have added on more fun. All week we try to do something each day. The supervisors cook a meal for their shift. The supervisors have even given out car wash coupons and washed each employee vehicle. Theme Week seems to be one of their favorites. So during NPSTW we have a dress down day category for each day. We give prizes for Theme Week at our Annual Awards Night. At Awards Night we give out serious awards for various calls throughout the year. We also give gifts to all, we have door prizes and we also play a game of some sort like trivia, or bingo, etc. This is a week of fun and then end the week with our Awards to really say THANK YOU to our Personnel.