Mayor proclaims this week at Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Editor’s note: This article is being reran due to a mistake when it ran last week. The picture ran with the wrong proclamation. The Pampa News apologizes for any confusion this may cause.
WHEREAS, the men and women serving as public safety telecommicators-9-1-1 operators, dispatchers and other communications specialist-are dedicated to saving lives; and
WHEREAS, these professionals, the “unseen first responders”, provide critical assistance to our community in times of great need; and
WHEREAS, their special skills and calm presence are invaluable; and
WHEREAS, they are the knowledgeable and skilled individuals who work closely with police, fire, and medical personnel.
Because emergencies occur around the clock, we rely on the vigilance and preparedness of these individuals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and
WHEREAS, the Commission on State Emergency Communications works with local and state governments to ensure reliable access to emergency telecommunicators, the commission annually designates a week in April for an awareness campaign.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brad Pingel, Mayor of the City of Pampa, do hereby proclaim April 12 – 18, 2015 as:
“PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK”
In the City of Pampa, Texas
Be It Resolve that the City of Pampa urges our citizens to extend their appreciation to our public safety telecommunicators.
Their diligent efforts ensure that help is on the way when we need it most.
IN WITNESS HEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Pampa to be affixed this 7th day of April, 2015.
Pictured with Mayor Pingel are dispatchers, Jessica Mann, Debbie Cantrell, Debbie McDonald and Holly Knox.