National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
04/10/2012 | Sgt. Clint Norred, Patrol
Across the nation in times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, the first access point for those seeking all classes of emergency services and homeland security information is 9-1-1. The local and county public safety communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency, as well as, those seeking to report suspicious behaviors, unusual incidents and responding to the now common plea for citizen vigilance and attention in the wake of homeland security concerns nationwide.
April 8-14, 2012 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizens of the United States. We encourage you to stand behind the commitment and devotion these men and women provide to ensure the safety and security of all of America's citizens.
On April 9th & 10th, the Yuma Public Safety Communications Division will be hosting a full-day training course and celebratory luncheon for Yuma Area Public Safety Telecommunications Professionals at City Hall.
Members of the media can contact Sergeant Norred for any further details or information.