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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 only did them on certain days. We had raffles and also did Candy Grams. 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 911 emergency dispatchers for their commitment to public service. As first responders, dispatchers are often …

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 the video. The dispatchers were also given gift bags full of goodies and t-shirts.

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 folks have come in on all shifts to say THANK YOU for what you do. …

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, Aloha Friday. We were able to give each Dispatcher a SWAG Bag with a personalized …

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 recognized for the sacrifices you make; working nights, holidays, weekends with little to no sleep. …

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 the sugary donuts and cakes we have had in the past! Then on Wednesday we …

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 Firefighters Local 935 is doing a BBQ and has invited all of their personnel to …

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 S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund to the Soup Ladies (www.soupladies.org). Each day has a different theme and food/beverages …

NTIA Celebrates the Nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators

David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator, published this piece marking National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and recognizing the men and women who work behind the scenes. https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2018/celebrating-nation-s-public-safety-telecommunicators

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 of death On the worst days of life A loved one’s last breath All the …

Celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

From April 8 to 14, our Public Safety Communications Center will celebrate with themed dress attire, a window decorating competition, Ding Awards, a light-hearted awards reception and more. We provide lunch , we do snow cones , we have an article featured in our local work newsletter highlighting our men …

NPSTW in Virginia

Good evening, Virginia. On this first day of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, I want you to know how grateful I am and the Board is for the work you do, the way you do it, and the support and energy you give each other and this Chapter. Attached is my take …

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 during the second week of April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. …

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 with pajama day and breakfast made for them. We have theme days and lunch planned …

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 to celebrate these professionals is through recognition of what they do every day, which is …

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 will have a theme assigned to it. Food that day will be based on the …

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 drink. Create recipe using SPAM. Photo booth for group photos of shifts. Gift bags and …

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 to take a couple of dispatchers to the local radio station to do an on …

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 academy) will decorate 2 windows with the overall history of 911 and 911 around the …

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 a dispatcher some 20 years ago. Dispatchers everywhere should take pride in what they do …

National Telecommunicator Week Superlative Awards

Here are a few suggestions for fun awards: The Gumby Award – to the person who is always flexible. The Simon Cowel Award – to the person who you can always count on to be brutally honest. The Alfred Pennyworth (Batman’s butler) Award – to the person who is always loyally behind …

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 4 PSAP’s and I decided to make goodie baskets for each PSAP. I had thermos …

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 deployed to the scene to assist with the massive blaze. For nine days our teams …

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 on the phone line with her. She advised that she had 2 small children in …

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 for months now. We have been updating our center with new paint, décor, new chairs, …

We Love Our Chambers 911 Telecommunicators, Chambers County 911

Every day we have a local business provide breakfast, lunch or dinner to our staff. We play the 911 Bingo, local businesses donate items and we do a drawing. Each day during this week has a theme, we dress to that theme. Fire, EMS and Police departments we dispatch for …

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, and also coordinate meals for EVERY shift during the week. During the week, we have …

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 to our communications area, extremely self-motivated in her responsibilities as well as taking on self-initiated …

Have a Little Fun With It

We honor our Emergency Telecommunications Officers every year. We have been having an Annual Awards Night for a number of years now. Over the past few years we have added on more fun. All week we try to do something each day. The supervisors cook a meal for their shift. …

Dispatchers Are Detectives Too

During your assigned shift you dispatched officers to the B2 Enterprises Gun Store to investigate the theft of a firearm that just occurred. An unknown person had stolen a shotgun from a countertop in the gun store.