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 is 9-1-1. The 1200 Kansas Emergency Telecommunicators staffing local and county emergency communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency.
Kansas 911 is celebrating the second full week of April (April 12-18, 2020) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render lifesaving assistance to the citizens of Kansas. We are enlisting your support in the form of a Proclamation to honor these men and women in our area for the work that they do every day to protect the citizens in the State of Kansas (Fire, EMS, Law and Health Care Professionals).
The importance of recognizing and celebrating the hard work of these dedicated professionals at every level is immeasurable. We are confident you will stand behind the commitment and devotion these men and women provide to ensure the safety and security of the State of Kansas citizens. I have enclosed a proposed message for your signature.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and I look forward to your reply.
Angela Murphy, President KS Chapter of APCO
Don Gruver, President, KS Chapter of NENA
Dick Heitschmidt, Chairman, KS 911 Coordinating Council