Nominate a Worthy First Responder


The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) will present a regional award to honor first responders at its upcoming Board of Directors Meeting next month. The Regional First Responder Service Award is designed to honor first responders who have rendered extraordinary service while performing their duties as a peace officer, fire fighter, telecommunicator or EMS provider within the East Texas Region.

"East Texas First Responders are special men and women who not only willing stand in the line of fire every day for all of us, but often run into the crisis, wherever and whatever it may be, to ensure we remain safe and healthy" said Executive Director David Cleveland.  "In recognition of their daily sacrifice and devotion to our respective communities, we wanted to establish this annual award in their honor."   

ETCOG invites the public to submit nominations for this award by submitting an online survey by Friday, September 8. The survey may be completed HERE. The ETCOG Special Awards Committee, comprised of selected members of the ETCOG Executive Committee, will review the nominations and select an award recipient.

The award recipient will be honored at the upcoming 95th Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting held on Thursday, September 28, at Arabella Manor in East Mountain.

ETCOG is a voluntary association of counties, cities, school districts and special districts within the 14-county East Texas region. ETCOG assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. Established in 1970, ETCOG, either directly, or through its contractors, provides programs and services for East Texas seniors, employers, and job seekers. ETCOG and its contractors also build the 9-1-1 emergency call delivery system, provide peace officer training and homeland security planning services, deliver rural transportation services, business finance programs, and environmental grant funding for the region.

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