The city council and staff would like to acknowledge city dispatchers during the National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week for being the first responders during an emergency situation; dispatching police, fire and emergency medical service; answering and calls when an emergency is not present.
“These men and woman perform extraordinarily well in a fast-paced and stressful environment,” Mayor Gerardo Sanchez said. “I admire their professionalism and dedication in providing such a vital service to citizens.”
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was originally introduced in Congress in 1991 to acknowledge the Public Safety Dispatchers who are responsible for the safety of police officers, firefighters and paramedics dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens’ reports. Public Safety Dispatchers are the sole critical link for law enforcement and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio and providing them information. The Public Safety Dispatchers for the San Luis Police and Fire Departments have contributed significantly to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fire and treatment of patients. They have each done their job with compassion, knowledge, and proficiency.
Thank you to all of you dispatchers who work long shifts and continually serve to provide a lifeline to those in need!
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