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Local E911 Communication Officers are recognized during National Communications Week, officially proclaimed the second week of April each year and dedicated to honor the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The official name of the week when originally introduced in Congress in 1991 was “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week”. Communications Officers pictured here are (seated, from left) Terri Harper, Candy Fitch-Webb, Beverly Crabtree, (standing) Amber Mitchell, Mary Allison Dempsey and Lisa Reese.
Annual National Telecommunicators Week, proclaimed this year April 13-19, is to recognize and thank dispatchers for their service. Thousands of men and women across the country dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the public. The event is part of National 911 Education Month in April. Communications Officers pictured are (seated, from left) Victoria Taylor, Polly Jeter, Betsy Thomas, (standing) Krista Griffin, Rick Lamon, Hillary Sydnes and Dwayne White.
During National Telecommunicators Week, April 13-19, thousands of men and women across the country who handle emergency calls are recognized and thanked for their life-saving service to the community. Without dispatchers, law enforcement officers and other emergency workers would have far less information on hand when responding to a call, and that information often saves lives. Local telecommunicators pictured here are (from left) Ernie Qualls, GIS specialist; Amy Fitch, assistant director; and Bob Jones, E911 director.