Since 1993, St. Louis County has annually recognized the efforts of those individuals who have worked together, often compromising their own safety, to save the life of another person or persons. Not only does the 911 Lifesaver Award honor those worthy of such recognition, but it provides information to the public on how the 911 system works.
Emergency Communications Specialists play a vital role in communication between emergency response units and those who need assistance. The ability to remain calm is of vital importance. Dispatchers play a key role in gathering and conveying information. They are often hard at work behind the scenes.