National Telecommunicator Week, April 13-19, 2014

In 1991 a Congressional resolution designated the second full week in April each year as National Telecommunitor Week.  Since this time, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized Telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators and radio control personnel for the pivotal role they play in public safety.

Public safety dispatchers provide a critical service to the community and all emergency personnel while performing their duties with integrity, quality, accountability and respect.  As the first person on the scene of nearly every crime, fire and medical emergency, the 9-1-1 dispatcher continues to be an invaluable resource for agencies of all sizes.

This year we are celebrating 9-1-1 ACOG’s 25 year anniversary.

We will be hosting our annual PSAP contest on April 12th at Andy Alligators. The contest is a 4-man Miniature Golf Tournament for 9-1-1 ACOG PSAPs. We will be delivering gifts to each PSAP beginning April 10th. In recognition of our 25 year anniversary we will be giving each dispatcher a 9-1-1 ACOG jacket.

Each year we honor dispatchers from the 9-1-1 ACOG region. Nominations have been submitted and the awards committee will select the recipients for the 2014 Dispatcher of the Year and 9-1-1 Everyday Hero. The awards ceremony for our Dispatcher of the Year, 9-1-1 Everyday Hero, and PSAP contest winners will be in May. We will announce the date as soon as it is scheduled.

If you have any questions about National Telecommunicator Week, please contact Lysa Baker, 9-1-1 Education Coordinator by email lbaker@acogok.org.

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