E9-1-1 Institute Honors Senator Conrad Burns

The E-911 Institute in Washington, D.C., will present a special award to former Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) for his work in emergency communications.

Burns was an original co-chairman of the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus and was a leader in advancing public safety issues throughout his senatorial career.

He sponsored the Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications Act of 2003, which passed in 2004, to authorize $250 million in grants to upgrade 9-1-1 facilities, and focused Congressional attention on the need to upgrade emergency facilities in rural areas.

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