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This week is once again our National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a week set aside specifically to formally recognize the hard work and dedication of our nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators. With over 6,000 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the United States, these Public Safety professionals dedicate their lives to helping others. We have come a long way from where we started back in 1994 when then-President Clinton signed the official bill that permanently set aside the second full week in April to recognize the men and women in this great profession.
Originally posted on the Official FCC Blog on April 14, 2015; reposted with permission. By Rear Admiral (ret.) David Simpson, Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau This week (April 12-18) is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when the nation recognizes the dedicated men and women who answer Americans’ calls for help at 911 centers across the country. These call takers and dispatchers provide the first critical contact for those in need of emergency services.
Here are some articles showing how public safety telecommunicators are being recognized during this important week.
So you want to celebrate public safety telecommunicators week, but you don’t have any designated funds? Here are some creative low/no cost ideas shared by your peers: