Here are some articles showing how public safety telecommunicators are being recognized during this important week.
Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! Just this morning, I welcomed a group of new hires to my center. I congratulated them on starting this new journey as a telecommunicator and noted that they couldn’t have picked a better week to start! I shared with them the love of my chosen career path, how much I’ve learned about life, my community and myself over the past 28 years, how blessed I’ve been with the opportunities that have come to me as a telecommunicator, and how proud I am of this profession and all those that dedicate themselves within it.
Ron Hewitt, Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), commented on National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: This week we honor the public safety telecommunications community who work tirelessly to support emergency communications nationwide. Thank you for your dedication to keeping our communities safe and helping those in need. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is proud to serve as your partner and works to ensure that you have the tools and resources needed to carry out your mission-critical operations every day.
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Yvonne Carslay, Training Manager, Valley Communications Center, in Kent, Washington, shared their plans for NPSTW 2014: Valley Com will celebrate Telecommunicator Week this year with a Luau theme complete with BBQ pork sandwiches, coleslaw and fresh fruit courtesy of Administration. Each day will feature different dress up days (i.e. wig day, sports day, hat day and other fun ideas chosen by the Com Room). In addition to dress up days, we have a Pie Day and Valley Com purchases employee appreciation gifts for each employee.
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