Telecommunicator receives award for work ethic, dedication to public safety

Telecommunicator receives award for work ethic, dedication to public safety
911 Communications presented this award during National Telecommunicators Week, which is a time to recognize and celebrate the 911 public safety staff (Source: WECT)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Nina Britt received the Mary Antley Telecommunicator of the Year award Wednesday after her colleagues nominated her because of her work ethic and dedication to public safety. Britt has been with the department since 2015.

“It is the little things that define the difference between success and failure, and seconds in public safety can define outcomes,” said 911 Director Hope Downs. “Nina has shown that she can remain steady, not allow emotions to overcome her responsibility, and save lives in her role as a telecommunicator. She was nominated by her colleagues for this award because of her work ethic and dedication to public safety, as well as her response, radio discipline and true care during a recent incident when a law enforcement officer was involved in a hit and run incident.”

The award was presented during national Telecommunicators Week, which is when 911 public safety staff members are recognized for their service to the public, contribution to saving lives, and keeping communities safe.

The Telecommunicator of the Year Award is named after former 911 Telecommunicator Mary Antley who was focused on keeping the center growing and developing the best telecommunicators in the profession.

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