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Dispatchers get praise for calming voice during a time of crisis

Posted 8 April 2018 at 4:57 pm

Provided photo: Two of the dispatchers for the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office include Pete Hendrickson, sitting, and Mike Schultz. Public safety dispatchers in Orleans County handle about 35,000 calls a year. Many of those calls were at a time of crisis, people reporting heart attacks, strokes, fires and other emergencies.

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower, a former public safety dispatcher

ALBION – This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

In a time of crisis, public safety dispatchers are the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice. They’re “the life blood” of public safety, the true first responders; this is where it all starts.

Please join me in recognizing our Public Safety Dispatchers for all their hard work, dedication and service to our community.

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