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Proclamation for National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week

Post Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:15pm

Office of the County Commission
National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week
April 13-19, 2015
For Douglas County, Kansas

WHEREAS: Emergencies can occur at anytime that require sheriff, police, fire or emergency medical services; and

WHEREAS: When an emergency occurs the prompt response of law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

WHEREAS: The safety of our sheriffs, police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center; and

WHEREAS: Public Safety Dispatchers are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and

WHEREAS: Public Safety Dispatchers are the single vital link for our police officers, and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and

WHEREAS: The Public Safety Dispatchers of the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and

WHEREAS: Each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, hereby proclaim the week of April 13-19, 2015 as “NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR’S WEEK” and joins in honoring the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and citizens safe.
ADOPTED this 15th day of April, 2015.