Date: April 11, 2017
Address: Kalamazoo Integrated Dispatch Center, 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
National Telecommunicators Week
Kalamazoo, Michigan- This week is when the nation recognizes the dedicated men and women who answer calls for service at 9-1-1 centers across the nation. In 1991, the United States Congress designated the second week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week brings well deserved attention and recognition to the public safety dispatchers who are an invaluable part of the emergency response team. Telecommunicators have always been the voice on the end of the line and assure a rapid response by police, fire, and medical personnel in the midst of emergencies. Dispatchers provide the first critical contact to those in need of emergency services and work behind the scenes to answer calls for help every single day. Dispatchers are often overlooked for the critical role that they play in coordinating first response and lifesaving efforts.
Kalamazoo Public Safety is privileged to honor the men and women who serve in this role daily in Kalamazoo County. The work that these men and women perform and the skills they demonstrate clearly enhance the safety of everyone in our community. It is appropriate that they are publicly recognized for what they do and how they do it. Please join us in conveying our gratitude to the individuals who have chose to serve in this extremely honorable profession.
By authority of: Sgt Danielle Guilds