CAPCOG to recognize emergency telecommunicators
More than 800 emergency telecommunicators serve the CAPCOG ten-county region as the first, first responders, and they work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure their communities are safe. In recognition of their unending dedication to the public’s wellbeing, in March the CAPCOG Executive Committee recognized them in conjunction with National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, April 14 to 20.
“Telecommunicators are the invaluable connection between emergency responders and the public needing aid in times of crisis,” said Gregg Obuch, CAPCOG Emergency Communications director. “These individuals don’t just dispatch police, paramedics or firefighters, they save lives. Each and every telecommunicator is the backbone of our 9-1-1 operations.”
Local governments are welcome to use the resolution as a template to help recognize their telecommunicators. To further honor each telecommunicators’ dedication, CAPCOG will present them with a thank-you gift between April 14 and 20. CAPCOG also encourages local governments, public safety agencies and the general public throughout the region to recognize their 9-1-1 call takers by participating in or hosting numerous activities such as meals, team building events, and spirit days.