Since, 1998 Nicola "Nicki" Tidey has been involved in public safety. Starting as a volunteer firefighter/EMT and then in 2004 joining the communications field. During her career, Nicki has worked her way through the ranks serving all the way up 9-1-1 Director. In 2018 she made the transition from the PSAP to Consulting, now working as a Communications Consultant with Mission Critical Partners.
It's through these diverse roles that Nicki has been able to be actively involved in not only Virginia APCO but APCO International. In 2010 Nicki was appointed to the Occupational Analysis Sub-Committee. From there she has served on the Communications Center Standards Committee and various other workgroups and committees. Currently today she serves as the SDC Training Committee Chair.
In 2011, Nicki was the recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Officer/Dispatcher. She served as the VA APCO Chapter President in 2016. Her home is in Bealeton, VA where you will find her CrossFitting or hanging out on her 11 acres with her family and 2 dogs.