Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.
An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year. In many areas, 80% or more are from wireless devices.
The Gloucester County Communications Center receives and estimated 500 Emergency and 900 Non-Emergency phone calls every day. These calls are handled by our dispatchers who at the same time are assisting multiple agencies on multiple incidents all at one time. These talented individuals are an important part of any emergency response but are rarely seen in the public eye.
So in honor of this week, the Pitman Fire Company #1 would like to say thank you to the Gloucester County 9-1-1 Dispatchers, and ALL dispatchers across the nation, for all that you do.
For more information about the Gloucester County Communications Center please visit their website.