CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police and fire chiefs from all over the county came together to recognize some "unsung heroes."
The people receiving awards don't carry guns or drive ambulances. They answer all the 911 calls in the county.
"The job is stressful. If it weren't for the weeks of training I wouldn't be able to do it," said Britni Keffer, recipient of the Call Taker of the Year award.
Keffer is 21-years-old and has only worked as a call taker for nine months. A 911 call she received a few months ago regarding a domestic dispute showed she could handle a high pressure situation.
"It shows she has raw talent. It takes workers a long time to be able to handle that, but Britni did it right off the cuff," said Chief Jon Zumalt.
Keffer is already training new employees in answering 911 calls.
The winners at the event were:
Nicole Williams - Charleston City Police
Aaliyah Rivers - Charleston City Police
Angelia Corbin - Mt. Pleasant Police
Cheryl Brown - Mt. Pleasant Police
Lifesaving Award - Miriam Cousino
Call Taker of Year - Britni Keffer
Fire Dispatcher of the Year - Debra Gilliard
Law Dispatcher of the Year - April Grant
Medical dispatcher of the year - Billy Ferguson
Shift Supervisor - Mike Stanley
CTO - Craig Nettles
Attendance - Melissa Inman