Monday, April 9, 2012

Did someone come to your aid in an emergency? Now you can say thanks

If you’ve ever called 9-1-1 due to a collision, a fire, a burglary or a medical emergency you know how crucial it is that Washington’s firefighters, police officers and paramedics get to your location as quickly as possible. 

Many people owe their lives to Washington’s first responders every day and to the 9-1-1 dispatchers who do their jobs outstandingly every time a call comes in. 

The week of April 8-14, 2012 is National Telecommunicators Week, intended to honor the first link in the chain of emergency. If you want to say thank you, come to the Capitol building on Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., where you’ll meet State Patrol dispatchers and learn what they do every day to make the citizens of Washington state safe on our highways.

To read this post in Spanish, click here.