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Ohio Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association


Thank You 9-1-1 Charity 5K


Register today for the 7th Annual "Run for 9-1-1"

“Run for 9-1-1” is an annual charity 5K run / walk to benefit #ThankYou911, an initiative of NENA, the National Emergency Number Association.

#ThankYou911 encourages public support and recognition of 9-1-1 professionals, the unsung heroes of public safety, by generating essential funds to provide scholarships, continuing education opportunities, and wellness programs for 9-1-1 professionals across the United States.

This year's Run for 9-1-1 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 in downtown Columbus. A Virtual option is also available for those who cannot make it to Columbus on July 24!

The number of participants will be limited due to COVID-19 protocols. If conditions related to the pandemic improve, additional spots may be made available. If the 2021 Run For 9-1-1 cannot be held in-person due to the Coranavirus pandemic, all in-person participants will be transferred to a virtual experience or have the option to defer their entry to the 2022 race.


Message from President Nancy Kolcan

Welcome to the Ohio NENA Website!  We are happy you have stopped by to visit our new and much improved resource for all things 9-1-1!

Our goal is to provide you with information, resources, training, updates on events and many other opportunities to enrich your knowledge in this profession. 

The role of the 9-1-1 call-taker and dispatcher is evolving at warp speed.  Technology has arrived and keeping up with it can be a challenge.  We hope to provide you with quick references, easy to understand language, contacts that can help and guide you and support when you need it.

The men and women of Ohio NENA are a group of very dedicated and enthusiastic professionals committed to our call to serve.  We recognize the importance of ongoing support and understanding of the many facets of this career.  We encompass a wide range of subject matter experts at all levels of the 9-1-1 world from the technical side to the training side. 

We welcome you and hope you not only find what you are looking for on our new site but perhaps make some connections and join us in our journey to make sure we provide the very best service to the communities we serve.

Nancy Kolcan

Ohio NENA President


For volunteer information and forms for NENA 2021, please check under 2021 Conference