This is a news release from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department published verbatim.
This week, April 14 – 20, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. These dedicated individuals work at the county’s Department of Public Safety Communications and are the ones who answer a 9-1-1 call, or text, and also dispatch Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Police, and Sheriff department’s to emergency incidents.
They are the critical first link in the chain of emergency first response.
A huge “Thank You” to our public safety partners – the Fairfax County Public Safety Communicators team! Learn what it takes to be a member of this critical team in the video below.