LINCOLN, APRIL 9, 2021 – In honor of the dedicated dispatcher/telecommunicators across our great state, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) requested and received a proclamation from Governor Pete Ricketts declaring April 11-17, as Public Safety Telecommunicators week.
Celebrated the second week of April, National Public Safety Telecommunicators week was established in 1981, as a time to commend and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public through their devotion to our citizens and first responders.
“In a year like no other, our dispatcher/telecommunicators continued to answer the call,” said Commission Chair Dan Watermeier. “They never wavered in their service as they reported to work every day, putting citizens and emergency services needs ahead of their own.”
Often referred to as unsung heroes, always heard, but rarely seen, public safety telecommunicators/dispatchers are the initial point of contact for both the public and first responders during an emergency.
Commissioner Watermeier said, “This proclamation is just a small way of saying thank you for the important often life-saving role they play on a daily basis and we hope you’ll join us in
honoring them.” ###