This week is Public Safety Telecommunicates Week in Adair County, per a proclamation signed by Judge-Executive Gale Cowan, flanked by Adair 911/dispatch employees.
The entire proclamation, in full, reads:
Whereas emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and
Whereas when an emergency occurs the prompt response of police officers, firefighters and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and
Whereas the safety of our police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Adair County Emergency 9-1-1 Center; and,
Whereas Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our police officers and freighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and insuring their safety, and,
Whereas Public Safety Telecommunicators of Adair County Emergency 9-1-1 Center have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and,
Whereas each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year;
Therefore, Be It Resolved that the fiscal court of Adair County declares the week of April 10th through April 16th, 2022 to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Adair County in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county, city and citizens safe.
County Judge Executive Gale B. Cowan