9-1-1 For Kids Awards

The 9-1-1 for Kids® Local 9-1-1 Heroes® program was established in 1999. The purpose of the award is to recognize heroic youngsters who called 9-1-1 to save a life or property or to report a crime. The heroes are nominated by public safety answering points (PSAP or 911 dispatch centers). These children methodically and calmly called 9-1-1 and provided the dispatcher with the necessary information to route emergency personnel (police, fire department or medical emergency response) quickly.

Since 1999, the organization has recognized hundreds of children throughout the nation for their 9-1-1 heroism. The purpose of this program is not only to recognize heroic acts of youngsters, but more importantly to drive home important information concerning critical emergency preparedness and response procedures.

Award Recipients

Kylie Woody was awarded the 911 Hero Award on September 22, 2011. Kylie dialed 911 to report a motor vehicle accident that occurred in front of her home. Presenting the award was Emergency Telecommunicator, Maddy Luebbert

Congratulations Kylie!

911 Award Woody


Sophia Patterson was awarded the 911 Hero Award by 911/Emergency Management Director, Andi Rice on Friday September 3, 2010 in front of her 5th grade class at St. George School. Sophia dialed 911 after her mom fell and broke her foot. She is the daughter of Darren and Annette Patterson of Linn.

Sophia Award Winner

Included in the photo are Darren Patterson (father), Sophia Patterson and Andi Rice.


Becky Schlemper was recently awarded the 911 Hero Award by 911 Director Andi Rice. Schlemper, of Linn, is the daughter of Dale and Lisa Schlemper. Becky dialed 9-1-1 after the dad fell from a tractor.

911/Emergency Management Director Andi Rice presents Becky Schlemper with a 911 Hero Award

Becky Schlemper and her family.



Kole Peters of Osage County was recently awarded the 9-1-1 Hero Award for dialing 9-1-1 when his mother recently suffered a stroke. Below are images of Kole and his family at the recent fundraiser hosted by the community.

911/Emergency Management Director Andi Rice presents Kole Peters with a 911 Hero Award

Shown with Kole is his brother Alek and sister Kendyl, his dad, Doug Peters and mom Stacia Peters

Osage Ambulance District Administrator, Mark Schaefer also presents Kole with a certificate and a $50 gift certificate to Linn's Pizza.

Kole Peters with his Medal