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April 12, 2013
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Dispatchers celebrate telecommunicators week

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators, more commonly known as dispatchers. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it as a nationally recognized week of recognition. The recognition was originally created by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Dispatcher Patricia Anderson in 1980 and it eventually received support from the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International and received Presidential declaration shortly after. Douglas County 911 Emergency Services will be observing National Public Safety Telecommunicators week on April 14 - 20. The department consists of 19 public safety dispatch personnel. The …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 12, 2013 08:54AM Published Apr 12, 2013 08:54AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.