From Harford County government:
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is an opportunity to honor public safety dispatchers. These dedicated professionals serve as the voice of 911 by answering calls from citizens and dispatching assistance provided by fire departments, police and emergency medical services.
In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2015, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman presented a proclamation Thursday to Director of Emergency Services Edward Hopkins and the staff of the county’s 911 Center.
“Harford County thanks you for your unending support and dedication,” said County Executive Glassman. “We are fortunate that our dispatchers have always been among the best in the state.”
The county executive’s proclamation celebrated the men and women of Emergency Services who dispatch assistance to save the lives and protect the property of Harford County citizens.
“Our dispatchers have a highly stressful and difficult job, yet they perform their duties with pride and professionalism, forming a critical link between our citizens and first responders,” said Emergency Services Director Hopkins.
By an act of Congress, the second week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize the vital role of dispatchers in the public safety community.