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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Public Safety Telecommunications Week Proclamation

911 Employees

Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 11-17, 2021.

The Proclamation stated:

WHEREAS, everyday telecommunicators serve the citizens of Washington County by responding to requests for emergency aid with professionalism, compassion, and commitment to the steadfast pursuit of their goal of saving lives and property; and

WHEREAS, the efforts and critical functions performed by telecommunicators to answer calls for help, gather essential information, and ensure that appropriate assistance is provided, is fundamental to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

WHEREAS, telecommunicators are the vital link between the citizen and police officers, firefighters, and paramedics dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information, monitoring of emergency activities, providing information to all parties concerned, and ensuring their safety; and

WHEREAS, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, Inc. annually dedicates the second full week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to honor thousands of men and women who respond to crisis calls for help, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment to render life-saving assistance to the public; now therefore

BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THAT:

We do hereby proclaim the week of April 11 – 17, 2021 as PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK in Washington County, Tennessee and enlist the support of the citizens of Washington County in honoring these men and women for the role they play everyday in making our lives, homes, and towns safer.


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