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MPD recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

April 16, 2013
Times-Republican

The week of April 14-20 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week is a designated time to thank all of the men and women who work in public safety communications centers.

Emergencies can and do occur at any time. When these events occur the prompt response of public safety professionals is critical to the protection of life and the preservation of property. The safety of all of our first responders, and of the community, is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Marshall County Communications Center.

911 Center operators are a vital link between the citizens of our community and the public safety personnel serving in our community. The job of a Public Safety Telecommunicator is perhaps the most difficult job in public safety.

The people working in the local 911 Centers are the true first responders for any incident. They are the professionals who take that first report of emergency and must multi-task stressful and critical events by determining quickly what is happening, what needs to happen and who should respond.

"I am very proud of the communications center operators who serve Marshall County," Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper said. "We have an outstanding public safety communications center in Marshall County and the operators working in our center do a great job protecting our community and first responders each day."

Marshall County public safety agencies will be spending this week thanking 911 operators for the excellent service they provide to the Marshall County community.

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641-754-5771 or via email at mtupper@ci.marshalltown.ia.us.

 
 

 

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