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Town of Collierville honors 911 Public Safety Dispatchers!
 
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Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The week is designated as a time when citizens can recognize public safety dispatchers who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals during times of crisis. Americans can show gratitude to 9-1-1 calltakers, dispatchers, technicians that maintain radio and ...emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, communications center personnel, and other public safety telecommunications staff across the country who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to help you during emergencies. 
 
In addition, Mayor Stan Joyner will sign a proclaimation at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on April 14th, recgonizing National Telecommunicator Week.

Proclamation

Whereas,      emergencies can occur at anytime that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and

Whereas,      when an emergency occurs the prompt response of police officers, firefighters and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

Whereas,      the safety of our police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Collierville Police-Fire communications center;and

Whereas,      Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and insuring their safety; and

Whereas,      Public Safety Telecommunicators of the Collierville Police Department have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and

Whereas,      each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year;

Now therefore, I, Stan Joyner, Mayor of Collierville, do hereby proclaim the week of April 13-19, 2014 to be National Public Safety Telecommunication’s Week in Collierville, Tennessee in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our Town and citizens safe.