The U.S. Congress and the President of the United States have established the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Calvert County Public Safety Emergency Communications is the crucial first contact for those in need of emergency assistance and dispatch appropriate public safety providers or responders who may apprehend a criminal, save possessions from a fire, or save lives. The center is administered under Calvert County Public Safety and the Director, Jackie Vaughan and Division Chief Yvette Myers.
National Telecommunicators Week brings celebration, honor, and publicity focused on the otherwise unsung hero on the other end of the line. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the important role of the 911 dispatcher as the first, first responder.
April also serves as 911 education month, which focuses on teaching the proper use of 911 for aid in emergency situations (and as any dispatcher knows, NOT for pranks, recipes, weather checks, ordering a pizza, or complaints about slow traffic!). Thank you to all of you dispatchers who work long shifts and continually serve to provide a lifeline to those in need!
Emergency Communications employees are devoted to customer service excellence and a high level of professionalism and Calvert County remains proud of our Emergency Communications personnel and the link they provide to fire, rescue, emergency medical services, police, and allied agencies, for the citizens of Calvert County.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 14th through the 20th be known as Telecommunicators Week in Calvert County. It was further proclaimed that the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County joins citizens to recognize the contributions these highly trained and dedicated personnel make to our community.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon