CLEARWATER - Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers. Public Safety Telecommunicators Week was first conceived in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County, Calif. Sheriff's Office. It was observed only at that agency for three years until 1994 when Congress made a permanent formal proclamation for this recognition.
During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, public safety dispatch agencies across the country will recognize employees for their commitment to the mission of protecting and saving lives and property. Pinellas County Public Safety Services/911 is proud to honor all local telecommunicators as well as support personnel for their high level of professionalism, excellence in customer service and enthusiastic teamwork. The Pinellas County 911 family encourages all who know or come in contact with public safety telecommunicators to give them a much deserved “thanks.”
You can help make the 911 telecommunicator’s job easier by knowing when to call 911, having the correct address or location where assistance is needed, listening carefully and calmly answering the dispatcher’s questions.
• To report a fire or other situation where life or property is in danger