Office of the County Commission
National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week
April 14-20, 2013
For Douglas County, Kansas
WHEREAS: Emergencies can occur at anytime that require sheriff, police, fire or emergency medical services; and
WHEREAS: When an emergency occurs the prompt response of law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and
WHEREAS: The safety of our sheriffs, police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center; and
WHEREAS: Public Safety Dispatchers are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and
WHEREAS: Public Safety Dispatchers are the single vital link for our police officers, and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and
WHEREAS: The Public Safety Dispatchers of the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center 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, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, hereby proclaim the week of April 14-20, 2013 as "NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR'S WEEK" and joins in honoring the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and citizens safe.
ADOPTED this 17th day of April, 2013.