Christy Hazelwood was recently honored with the  Floyd County E-911’s Communications Officer of the Year 2016. Hazelwood was chosen following a review by all supervisors. They reviewed several communications officers who were deserving. The nomination stems from your overall performance, attitude and willingness to take on extra duties for the benefit of the agency, along with your year-long, sustained effort and commitment to the Emergency Medical Dispatch program.

According to 911 officials, “you are a highly competent communications officer who can be relied upon to carry more than your share of the workload, respond to all calls with genuine empathy, and make sound decisions when judgment is involved. You used your training and certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced, P.O.S.T. Instructor, and Emergency Medical Dispatch Instructor to successfully train all our department’s personnel to acquire their certifications as Emergency Medical Dispatchers. You have taken on the role of the department’s Emergency Medical Dispatch manager ensuring everyone receives monthly training and that all requirements are met for re-certification. You have spent many hours of your own time to prepare for and maintain our EMD program.”