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Douglasville, GA - On April 2, 2019 the Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed that April 14-20 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Emergencies that require police, fire or emergency medical services can occur at any time.
The prompt response of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics during an emergency is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property. Their safety is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of the information that is obtained from citizens who telephone the Douglas County communications center.
The Public Safety Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact that the citizens have with emergency services. They are also the single vital link for the county's police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them with information, and insuring their safety.
Douglas County's Public Safety Telecommunicators have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires, and treatment of patients. In the past year each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding, and professionalism during the performance of their job.
Therefore the week of April 14-20 is declared as National Public Safety Telecommunicators week in Douglas County. This week is in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and citizens safe.
For more information, you can contact Rick Martin, Director of Douglas County Communications and Community Relations Department at 770-920-7303.
Photo: District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III, District 3 Commissioner Tarenia Carthan, Director Douglas County EMA Jason Milhollin, Director E-911 Center, Greg Whitaker, Chairman Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Fire Chief Scott Spencer, District 4 Commissioner Ann Jones Guider, Vice Chair, District 2 Commissioner Kelly G. Robinson