Fire, EMS agencies celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
What's in a name? From dispatchers to telecommunicators or "headset heroes," social posts show appreciation for the "first, first responders"
By Rachel Engel
This week was National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week, and organizations across the country shared their support and appreciation for the work of what many consider to be the first, first responders.
Through gifts, goody bags, breakfast buffets, signs, taco bars and more, the overall message remained the same: Thank you for all you do.
Let us know how you showed appreciation to your dispatch crews this week in the comments below!
We celebrate our EMS Telecommunicators this week during National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. They are the real first responders! pic.twitter.com/Z7ATLLusvP— Boston EMS (@BOSTON_EMS) April 11, 2022
This week we are celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. Empress EMS wants to thank all our dispatchers & public safety telecommunicators who answer emergency and non-emergency calls We appreciate the hard and life saving work that you do. #Dispatchers #911 pic.twitter.com/xiKqmYJXEw— Empress EMS (@EmpressEMS) April 11, 2022
It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The voices on the other side of a 9-1-1 call are the first "First Responders". They're available all day, all night, weekends and holidays to handle what is - for many - their worst day possible. https://t.co/qDtQbj2Mxl pic.twitter.com/zXxtBrbg5w— LexingtonKY EM (@LexKYEM) April 13, 2022
Happy National Telecommunicators Week 2022 to all of our 911 call takers and dispatchers! You are such an important part of the #MCHDTeam. Join us in celebrating those who serve in this role. Learn more: https://t.co/vBw38IHWQU. #insidemchd #ems pic.twitter.com/x1mX6RiFl8— MCHD_TX (@MCHD_TX) April 11, 2022
This week is Nat'l Telecommunicator's Week. Today the FD's Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni volunteers provided personalized gift bags for our awesome 911 operators. @Frisco 911 does an amazing job when they 'answer the call'. Thank you to all the 911 operators for all you do! pic.twitter.com/NtvJed8yI3— Frisco Fire Dept (@FriscoFFD) April 13, 2022
This week for National Telecommunicator Week we would like to thank our #LOCOM 911 dispatchers for their dedicated work. These amazing professionals do incredible work every day keeping our firefighters safe and helping save lives! Read more: https://t.co/dbLHI5fvfA pic.twitter.com/vqzDlrDVTO— Lake Oswego Fire (@LakeOswegoFire) April 12, 2022
💛It's Telecommunicator Week! 💛— NRH Fire (@NRHfire) April 11, 2022
Let's taco-bout our awesome dispatch team!
Did you know these headset heroes take care of 4 cities from the center? And that they dispatch for police AND fire/EMS?!
This is your week crew! THANK YOU for all you do for our communities & agencies! pic.twitter.com/495kHOVJni