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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Start: 4/8/2012
End: 4/14/2012

Event Information

Ware County 9-1-1 honors the men and women, who serve as public safety Communications Officers during National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week, April 8-14, 2012.

Introduced to Congress by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International in 1991, National Telecommunications Week is the second full week of April each year. This week is dedicated to Public Safety Telecommunications who aid in providing 9-1-1 emergency assistance to citizens everywhere.

Across the nation, in times of intense personal crisis and community disasters, the first access point for those seeking all classes of emergency services and homeland security information is 9-1-1. The local and county public safety communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency as well as those seeking to report suspicious behaviors, unusual incidents and responding to the now common pleas for citizen vigilance and attention in the wake of homeland security concerns nationwide.

Everyday, millions of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of the men and women who work in public safety telecommunications. These individuals help save countless lives by responding to emergency calls, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment and providing moral support to citizens in distress. Therefore, the importance of recognizing and celebrating the hard work of these dedicated professionals at every level is immeasurable.

If you desire to express your appreciation in honoring your hometown “Everyday Heroes” you may reply to:

Ware County 911
3395 Harris Rd. Suite 400
Waycross, GA. 31503