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VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Awards

Every day more than 290,000 wireless phone calls are made to 911. The Wireless Foundation honors Americans who’ve used personal wireless technology to save lives, stop crimes and help in emergencies with the VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Awards. The Award recipients exemplify how wireless technology has been used for dramatic results in emergencies.

Latin for "life,” the VITA Awards are presented annually in Washington, D.C. at the Achievement Awards Dinner. While in Washington, the Wireless Samaritans have an opportunity to go to Capitol Hill and meet with their Congressman.

Read some VITA Wireless Samaritans’ inspiring stories.