National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. Those hardworking 911 dispatchers and public safety telecommunicators (PSTs) serve as a vital link between the community and fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies. Acting as a critical lifeline to other first responders, these unsung everyday heroes are always there to answer the call.

PSTs are awesome all the time, but never more so than during a disaster. The current situation with COVID-19 is a classic example. While most people are staying home and/or teleworking, PSTs are going to work and putting the community first.

Let’s 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.