Friday, April 18th, 2014

Dispatchers Celebrated With National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

911-dispatchAcross the nation in times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, the first access point for those seeking emergency services and homeland security information is 9-1-1.  

The local and county public safety communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency, as well as, those seeking to report suspicious behaviors, unusual incidents and responding to the now common plea for citizen vigilance and attention in the wake of homeland security concerns nationwide. 

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. It is celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance. 

Next Monday and Tuesday the Yuma County 9-1-1 Coordinators Office and Yuma Public Safety Communications Division will be hosting a training course and celebratory luncheon for Yuma Area Public Safety Telecommunications Professionals at the Yuma Police Department located at 1500 South First Avenue.

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