A GROUP OF SAGADAHOC COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER employees attended the 18th annual Conference and Training hosted by the Maine Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association earlier this month. From left are Rebecca Blier, Alanna Makarewich, Brodie Hinckley, Tammy Shiers, Matt Fournier, Chaz Chastenay and John Thibodeau. Blier got the Stock Award for delivering a baby over the phone, Hinckley won director of the year, Chastenay got a Silent Hero award and Shiers was nominated for supervisor of the year.

A GROUP OF SAGADAHOC COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER employees attended the 18th annual Conference and Training hosted by the Maine Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association earlier this month. From left are Rebecca Blier, Alanna Makarewich, Brodie Hinckley, Tammy Shiers, Matt Fournier, Chaz Chastenay and John Thibodeau. Blier got the Stock Award for delivering a baby over the phone, Hinckley won director of the year, Chastenay got a Silent Hero award and Shiers was nominated for supervisor of the year.

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Brodie Hinckley, director of the Sagadahoc County Communications Center, was honored as Director of the Year at the 18th annual Conference and Training hosted by the Maine chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.

Also nominated for the honor were Deborah Plummer of Cumberland County, Stan Wheeler of Franklin County, Chad LaBree of Penobscot and Owen Smith of Waldo County.

The conference and training, which took place in South Portland earlier this month, included continuing education for emergency dispatchers from across the state and New Hampshire. Also in attendance were Christy Williams, of Texas, who serves as president of the national NENA office, and Northeast Regional Director Ed Marecki from Delaware.

The conference concluded with the presentation of annual awards, including the Director of the Year awards. Other Mid-coast region honorees included:

. Rebecca Blier of the Sagadahoc County Communications Center, who was presented with one of two Stork Awards, for helping deliver a baby over the phone in 2014 using emergency medical dispatch protocols.

. Chaz Castenay (Sagadahoc County Communications Center), Sarah Adam (Brunswick Police Department), Bethany Gammon (Androscoggin County), Kim Drown (Cumberland County RCC) and Tara Jones (Lincoln County 911), who were among the 15 recipients of Silent Hero awards. That award is given to dispatchers who go above and beyond the call of duty.

. Kathy Blagdon of Lincoln County 911, who was presented with the Supervisor of the Year Award. Tammy Shiers of the Sagadahoc County RCC also was nominated for the award.


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