On November 6, 2018, Wyoming 9-1-1 professionals gathered at the Ramkota Inn in Casper to honor the best in class of their profession.
Recognized as Wyoming Associated Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Organization (APCO) – National emergency Number Association (NENA) “Public Safety Communications Technologist of the Year” was Mr. Chris Ruiz, IT Analyst with the City of Laramie. In addition to Ruiz’s professional development, technical ability and positive personality, the citation also noted that “He is committed, he is persistent, and his work results in improvements.”
Also recognized were the Telecommunicator of the Year, Center Manager of the Year and 9-1-1 Team of the Year. The awards event was held as part of the annual Wyoming APCO-NENA conference, which brought together 9-1-1 professionals from across the state for education, networking and product displays.
APCO International is the world’s oldest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide by providing expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach. NENA improves 9-1-1 through research, standards development, training, education, outreach, and advocacy. Wyoming’s 9-1-1 professionals administer a joint organizational chapter.