If you have ever dialed 9-1-1 to get help in an accident or an emergency, then a telecommunicator has been on the phone to collect your information and get you help. During this week, April 14th-20th, agencies, elected officials and citizens are honoring 9-1-1 call-takers and dispatchers for their effort in making emergency services effective and efficient.Back in 1990, Congress designated this week to recognizing telecommunicators and we ask that you do the same this week! If you see a telecommunicator or you know someone who works as a call-taker or dispatcher, reach out to them and take the time to let them know that they are appreciated for all the time and effort they put into making 9-1-1 what it is today.
Attached is a proclamation from Texas Governor Rick Perry recognizing telecommunicators this week. We ask that you do the same and share your stories with us on how you appreciated your call-takers and dispatchers.
Check out this cute video created by Edmond Dispatch: