911 Dispatchers Recognized for over 72,000 calls for service this past year 

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 16, 2016 / comments

The second week of April is known across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. They're more commonly called 9-1-1 dispatchers. The week is celebrated annually and it honors the thousands of men and women who answer emergency calls, dispatch first responders, and render life-saving assistance to those in need of help. 

Our local Public Safety Dispatchers answered over 72,000 calls for service this past year. They are the voice that answers when you call 911. 

Here are some pictures of Sheriff D'Agostini and Undersheriff Peshon recognizing a few of our 22 professional 911 dispatchers. 

"We would like to take this time to thank them for connecting you to our deputies," says El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.

April also serves as 911 education month, which focuses on teaching the proper use of 911 for aid in emergency situations (and as any dispatcher knows, NOT for pranks, recipes, weather checks, ordering a pizza, or complaints about slow traffic!). 

Thank you to all of you dispatchers who work long shifts and continually serve to provide a lifeline to those in need!

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