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A Message from APCO’s President

You are a hero behind the headset. Regardless of your tenure in this industry, you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. Every time you look in the mirror, please reflect and remember that. Annually, during …

Telecommunicators, Activate Superpowers

Last year for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we asked you to name your superheroes. Since we agreed you are ALL superheroes, we want to know this year what makes you that way – we’re …

How Are You Celebrating?

It’s that time of year again! Use the form below or add a comment to tell us how you celebrate NPSTW.

A Message from APCO’s President

Each year, we take some time to say thank you to our true first, first responders with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  This week is all about YOU!   Emergency Communications Centers (ECC’s) around the world …

Our Team Means The World to Us!

This year we are using a global theme to express our appreciation for the amazing work the team at Yolo 911 does! We plan for themed days with foods, contests, prizes and activities.

A Message From APCO’s President

As we begin this week of April 12-18, designated as a time to celebrate our national public safety telecommunicators, on behalf of the Executive Committee, I want to say THANK YOU for the job you …

NPSTW 2020 Contest Paused;
Support & Recognition Continue

In light of the gravity of the COVID-19 virus situation and the additional work and stress that will fall on our members and others in the public safety community, we are pausing our NPSTW contest. When we re-open it in the future, all stories already posted in the 2020 contest, as well as their “likes” will be maintained.

NTW 2019

  We had a week-long celebration of NTW, each day had a different theme. The Division raffled at 65″ television to raise funds for the week’s events. Patrol provided food. The NTW Committee created 2019 …

A Message from APCO’s President

The week of April 14-20, 2019 is a week to celebrate YOU and all that you accomplish each and every day. It is a great time to honor and praise the amazing “service above self” …

National Telecommunicators Week-Through the Decades!

We are celebrating National Telecommunicators Week as “Through the Decades”! This week we will go through the 1940’s-2000’s with games and activities that are era themed. Each day they can dress up as the era …

YOLO 9-1-1 Super Heroes

This year we are celebrating our heroes with a super hero theme. We have a week planned of lots of games, activities and food, of course!

Getting Better Every Year at Celebrating

  Our communication center has gotten better every year at celebrating this week! Themed days, from Viva La 911, to Luaus! Our supervisors allows us to do no-uniforms all week with jeans! And even some …

OPCD Goes ALL OUT for #NPSTW

OPCD celebrates NPSTW just like New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras!! Party, party, party! We have themed days like Nerd Day. We also have BBQ’s out back and we are given gifts from our Supervisors and …

The BEST TC WEEK EVER!!!!

Myself and co-supervisor Maura Maschinski have created a list of quizzes and contest that started on February 3rd. Contest includes perfect attendance through March 30th. 100% on QA’s through March 30th, dispatch quizzes, reciting the …

Montgomery County Celebrations

We had a fun filled week! We played Telecommunicator Bingo, Jelly Bean count and ” How well do you know your co-worker? “during the week. The games seemed to be a big hit and we …

West Chester, Ohio, Thanks 911 Emergency Dispatchers

West Chester is singing the praises of its unsung heroes this week during National Public Safety Telecomunnicators Week (NPSTW). NPSTW is celebrated every second week of April as a way to say “thank you” to …

Dedication Video

This year we celebrated with an all new dedication video. The video was full of “thank you’s” and gratitude from fellow airport employees. Dispatchers enjoyed ice cream sundaes from Cold Stone Creamery as they watched …

NTW 2018

We had a theme week for our center which included: Crazy Hat/Hair Day, Decade Day, Hippie Day, Beach Day, Cowboy/Farmer Day, Patriotic Day and more! We have had treats delivered every day our dispatchers and …

Glendale Arizona Telecomm Theme Week

We have put a lot of work into the week and have made it very successful. This week has been a theme week with dressing up each day from GREASE, Mardi Gras, Western Day, Marvel, …

I Celebrate You!

​Dear Fellow Dispatchers, Operators, Telecom­municators, You deserve to be celebrated for the services you provide to your community and the field personnel of the agencies that you dispatch. I celebrate YOU! You deserve to be …

NPSTW Trail Mix

This year we did a make your own trail mix bar! We bought trail mix favorites by the pound at a local store and supplied Tupperware to everyone for storing.  It was a great alternative to …

Food, Treats and Gifts All Week

Our week is jam packed to celebrate the hard work all of our dispatchers put in! Monday our Admin staff provided breakfast! Tuesday the shifts got pizza for dinner! Wednesday and Friday San Bernardino County …

A Week-Long Celebration of Staff

We have a week long celebration of our staff. Each day is sponsored by a different group within the Sheriff’s office from Police Officer’s Guild to the various Union’s representing the Comm. Center to the …

Nine One One

Thought I would just send you the poem that I wrote for this week. You can see it on FB by this link or read below Nine One One Nine one one Linking life out …

We “connect people in need to people with solutions”

In support of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, I posted the following on our Facebook page. Today, April 8, 2018 begins National Public Safety Tele Communicators Week and it continues until April 14. Every year …

Charlie Shift Rocks!

The Emergency Communications Center at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office celebrates PSTW every year and this year is no different. The enclosed photo is the kickoff day for the week and is Charlie shift celebrating …

A Message from APCO’s President

During the week of April 8 – 14, 2018, our emergency communications centers around the country will be celebrating their public safety telecommunicators in a variety of ways. One of the simplest and easiest ways …

Jefferson County Celebrates

This is how Jefferson Co. E-911 will be celebrating and our memo that we sent out: Jefferson Co. E-911 is please to announce the plans/schedule for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. THEME DAYS: Each day …

Aloha Week

Sweets Day, Meal Day, and Casual Dress Day to wear 911 T-shirts jeans and sneakers. Color your Tiki mask and Hawaiian shirt and post on lockers. Name your Luau bear. Create a recipe for tropical …

Ice Cream Sundaes and More

Our County Commissioners signed a proclamation at their last meeting. Also, I will be bringing in Ice Cream and Sundae toppings (chocolate/butterscotch syrup, sprinkles, whip cream, cheries, etc) for all the shifts. Also, we plan …

The Golden Year for the Thin Gold Line

Each team (T1Days, T1Nights, T2Days, T2Nights) are making large window decorations telling the story of the history of each agency we are partnered with (we are a combined communications center). Our Support Services Unit (training …

Our Telecom Week Tradition

Klamath 911 is the primary PSAP for Klamath County, Oregon. We dispatch for about 30 different Police, Fire and EMS agencies. I have been the Director for over 5 years, and an employee starting as …

Appreciating our dispatchers!

I was a dispatcher for 20 years and we hardly ever received any recognition. So when I was recently hired as the 9-1-1 Coordinator for Huron County, I vowed to change that practice. We have …

Dedication

On the night of Oct 21st 2017, a 420,000 square-foot facility known locally as the Ames Plant caught fire in the city of Parkersburg, WV. Incident Command was quickly established and our Mobile Command Vehicle …

First 911 Call

My first ever 911 call was in July of 2000 on the graveyard shift. A female called saying that someone trying to get into her back door, I immediately started officer her way and stayed …

Showering Them With Gifts

This year both myself and my Director are new to our positions and have come from the Dispatch floor. We decided to celebrate our Dispatchers and have been planning for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week …

Dispatcher Week at FC911

Here at Fort Collins 911, we take NPSTW celebrations to a new level! Every year, members of our Rewards and Recognition Committee pick a theme for the week, organize activities and games for each day, …

One of Our Own

My story is not about me, but about one of our amazing dispatchers, Trinity University Police Department Telecommunicator, Monica Nava. She has been with our department almost 9 years and is a very big contributor …