Declaring National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that requires police, fire, emergency medical or search and rescue services; and
WHEREAS, professional telecommunicators are not visible as the men and women who arrive at the scene of emergencies, but provide a vital link to public safety services as part of the first responder team, each Telecommunicator has exhibited compassion, understanding, and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year; and
WHEREAS, telecommunicators are critical to our county's emergency response and homeland security services, dispatching law enforcement, emergency medical services, firefighters and other emergency responders 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
WHEREAS, the safety of our police officers, firefighters, and medical responders is dependant upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens and visitors who telephone the Queen Anne's County Communications Center; and
WHEREAS, professional Public Safety Telecommunicators are a vital link between citizens and victims and the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and
WHEREAS, Public Safety/Emergency Telecommunicators serve as the single most vital link for our first responders by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS PROCLAIMED by the County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County Maryland, the week of April 9-14, 2018, to be National Public Safety Telecommunications week in Queen Anne's County, in honor of the men and women who diligence and professionalism keep our county, citizens, and visitors safe.