On Wednesday, April 12th, the Lancaster County Commissioners made a proclamation recognizing April 9th through April 15th as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
The Lancaster County Commissioners implemented an enhanced 9-1-1 Communications Center which serves as the Public Safety Answering and Dispatch point for all emergency services and public safety agencies. Lancaster County’s 9-1-1 Center is the first point of contact for the public in an emergency and works hand in hand with local fire, emergency medical service and law enforcement departments to get assistance out in time. Their prompt response is critical to the protection of life and property in Lancaster County.
“We are fortunate to have a great team in the County that is prepared to handle any emergency. From our telecommunicators who answer the call, to our fire, EMS and law enforcement officers who deal directly with the incident, Lancaster County is focused on keeping residents safe” Commissioner Josh Parsons said “We are thankful to those who on the other end of the phone who collect the necessary information and communicate with local first responders and ensure that the public are kept safe.”