This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator week, April 9-15th. This is the week set aside to honor Telecommunicators who answer emergency 9-1-1 calls, dispatch emergency calls to units in the field. We are celebrating all week at the WFPD. One of our favorite events is Theme Dress Up Days. Employees will be dressing up every day. Prizes will be awarded for the employee with the most votes as favorite costume each day. Employees will be dressing up each day in ...the following attire:
Saturday- Pajama Day
Sunday- Hawaiian Day
Monday- Crazy Hat Day
Tuesday- Camo Day
Wednesday- Cops & Robber Day
Thursday- Favorite Sports Team
Friday- Telecommunicator Shirt Day
So here we go!!
On February 16th 1968 the first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Alabama!! Today 9-1-1 centers across the country answer more than 650,000 emergency calls a day!!!Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of 9-1-1 by sharing your positive experiences that exemplify the importance of 9-1-1!! Be sure to use the hashtags #50yearsof911 and #ThankYou911
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Congrats to Mike Payne on his retirement from the City of Wichita Falls. We are gonna miss him even though he eats all of our candy when he comes into Dispatch. Enjoy your retirement Mike and don't be a stranger.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Estab...lished by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
As Leann Norris answers her phone, she has no clue what emotional roller coaster might be approaching. Her first words: “911. What’s your emergency?” The lead dispatcher waits for a response from the caller. http://bit.ly/2pgoBFx