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This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 April 2019 at 11:28 am

ALBION – This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Public Safety Telecommunicators (911 dispatchers) are a vital part in an emergency, Sheriff Randy Bower said.

“Through assessment and coordination of each situation, the 911 dispatcher links callers in distress to the correct emergency services needed for rapid response times,” he said. “Many lives are saved within the community due to the expertise and coordination of the 911 dispatcher.”

He urged the public to recognize dispatchers for their diligence, dedication and service to the community.

The county has 9 full-time and 4 part-time dispatchers, with two on duty 24-7. Last year they handled 35,343 calls.

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