More than 240 million Americans call 9-1-1 every year and this year is the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call, which was made in Haleyville, AL.

9-1-1 call takers are our unsung heroes of public safety working around the clock every single day of the year. Today Comcast thanks the calming voices who provide instructions to help callers initiate CPR or dispatch the police, ambulance or fire department to assist during an emergency.

We hope you will join us in saying thanks and share your previous experience with a 9-1-1 telecommunicator or write a thank you note: You can also share your story and your thoughts on social media by including #ThankYou911.

As April also is National 911 Education Month, many in the industry from public safety to educational leaders will work together to remind people – especially our youth – how important it is to know when and how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

We are proud to support the #ThankYou911 campaign presented by Friends of 9-1-1 an initiative of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).  Over the last decade Comcast has continued to support NENA and other organizations in their collective mission of improving 9-1-1. We’ll continue to work with NENA and other public safety partners in order to foster the technological advancements needed for our 9-1-1 system. For more information and to find opportunities to offer your support visit