Clermont County, OH – April 14th through the 20th is Public Safety Telecommunications Week and the Board of Clermont County Commissioners acknowledged those who serve with a proclamation during Session today. President of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Ed Humphrey, asks others to acknowledge and recognize the significance of this week. “We urge citizens to please join Clermont County and the nation in thanking dispatchers you work with or live near for the quality and important nature of the work they do,” stated Humphrey.
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is designated as a time when citizens can thank public safety men and women who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals during times of crisis. Thousands of dedicated public safety dispatchers serve the citizens of the United States by answering their calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services and by dispatching the appropriate resources as quickly as possible.
Telecommunicators have a tremendously difficult job, balancing the needs of officers, telephone and walk-in traffic, and making sure resources are directed efficiently and without unnecessary delay. These men and women are the unsung heroes of our nation. They are often the point of first contact for people in need and the nature of the work involved can be busy and stressful. They perform very important and lifesaving services for our local communities and Americans are encouraged this week to show gratitude to 9-1-1 call takers, dispatchers, technicians that maintain radio and emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, communications center personnel, and other public safety telecommunications staff across the country who work tirelessly and often behind the scenes in order to help all people during emergencies.
Public safety dispatchers are an extremely vital link for local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services personnel; monitoring activities by radio, providing information and insuring safety. It’s often a thankless job; however Clermont County public safety dispatchers are known to extend compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their duties. We urge all citizens to come forward and show their appreciation for those who work tirelessly in this field!
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