CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 9-1-1 DISPATCHERS CELEBRATED DURING NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK
OKLAHOMA CITY – 9-1-1 Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) is proud to observe the second full week of April (April 11-17) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NTW). This week, celebrated annually, honors the men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance.
“I believe that National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is one of the most important events of the year,” Robin Murray, 9-1-1 ACOG Institute Programs Manager said. “When you make that emergency call for help, 9-1-1 dispatchers are the first ones to answer the phone. They’re truly the unsung heroes.”
As the Program Manager for the 9-1-1 ACOG Institute of Oklahoma, Robin trains Central Oklahoma 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers and knows the vital role they play. During NTW, she represents 9-1-1 ACOG and visits all 21 of our Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and distributes treat baskets and t-shirts.
Each City celebrates their 9-1-1 dispatchers in a unique way. The City of Edmond, a 9-1-1 ACOG PSAP, celebrated NTW by awarding their outstanding dispatchers. Jamy Inglett won Communicator of the Year and Riley Weatherford was awarded for Communications Training Officer of the Year. “Granting these awards during NTW has been a long-standing tradition in our department, with the winners being chosen strictly by a vote of their peers,” Christie Jaggie, Communications Operations Manager, Edmond said. “It is our honor to recognize their exemplary dedication, professionalism and commitment to our department, our organization and our community as a whole.”
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