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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to those in the 911 center

Every year during the second week of April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This week-long event, was initially set up in 1981 by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California as a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that is set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.

For 2017, April 9 – 15 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It is my honor to write you today to help remind all of Eagle County of the hard work, dedication, skill, and sometimes just sheer determination that is displayed day in and day out by the amazing telecommunicators who man the Vail Public Safety Communications Center.

During this past year, these professionals have answered more than 125,000 phone calls and generated 114,000 calls for service within Eagle County. Working tirelessly to provide 24/7/365 service to the residents and guests of our communities, our dispatchers are quick to respond to nearly any request from the public, and from our public safety partners.

Standing watch over Eagle County’s communication systems; learning and utilizing the constantly changing technology and always being on guard, and ready to react to the next incident describes a job that these men and women at the 911 center have willingly taken on, and continuously carry out with great resolve.

When you see an ambulance, fire truck or police officer out and about in our community, please remember to be thankful also for the unseen heroics that are being carried out by the professionals behind the scenes at the Vail Public Safety Communications Center.

Marc Wentworth


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