Governor Tony Evers declares April 14-20 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
The week is to recognize Wisconsin’s dispatchers and communicators for dedication to helping citizens in need and supporting law enforcement, fire, and EMS.
Gov. Evers says,
“Dispatchers telecommunicators are the foundation of our first responder network.
They are usually the first voice people hear when they dial 9-1-1 seeking help, calming the callers while coordinating the emergency assistance from fire, law enforcement, and EMS.
Their efforts help save lives every day.”
According to Gov. Evers has about 109 public safety answer points or 9-1-1 dispatch centers. More than 2.9 million emergency and non-emergency calls are received each year.
Dispatchers assist the public and provide support to public safety agencies using telephones, radios, computers, and other communication devices. View the full proclamation here.