Each year, April is recognized as 911 Education Month. April 14th through 20th is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Commission Chairman David Austin and the Paulding County Board of Commissioners proclaim the week of April 14th, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Paulding County. Public Safety Agencies nationwide recognize the pivotal role played by telecommunicators.
The Paulding County E-911 Communications Center celebrates this year’s National Telecommunicators Week in honor of the dedicated communications officers who, last year, handled more than 300,000 emergency and non-emergency calls for the citizens of Paulding County.
Paulding County Communications Officers manage dispatch services for the Paulding County Sheriff, Paulding County Fire/Rescue and Hiram Police. The
Communications Officers at Paulding County E-911 are a team of highly trained and dedicated emergency communications professionals who are ready to respond to the needs of the public in emergency situations. Public Safety Communications Officers are the first and most critical contact the citizens have with emergency services and are the single most vital link for our emergency responders. By monitoring responders’ activities and providing them with critical information, they help insure the safety of our Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters.
“911 Education is extremely important, especially for children in the community” stated David Mumford, 911 Director for Paulding County “It is equally important to recognize the men and women who answer the calls and dispatch the responders. They are true “First” responders. We encourage the public to take this week to say thank you to the Paulding County E-911 Telecommunicators.”
Pictured, from left, are: Christina Cooper, Deputy Director; Roseanne McCoy,
Communications Supervisor; Jessica Hylton, Training Section Manager; David Austin, Paulding County Commission Chairman; David Mumford, Director; Marlee McClure, Senior Communications Officer.