- Monday April 9th, 2012 :: 03:39 p.m. EDT
This week celebrates contributions of dispatchers & 911 call takers. Fay. answered 266K 911 calls last year
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Every year since 1991, the second week in April has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in honor of the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Nationwide, public safety organizations depend on dispatchers, radio operators, and 911 call takers when responding to emergenicies. These dedicated staff members play a vital role in providing a quick and efficient response when lives are on the line and time is of the essence. By collecting information quickly; telecommunicators provide information to first responders as they work to save lives and to police officers solving crimes.
In the Fayetteville Community, telecommunicators are serving the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In 2011, the Fayetteville Communications Division answered more than two hundred and sixty-six thousand (266,000) 911 calls and another two hundred and twenty-seven thousand (227,000) administrative calls.
When calling 911, try to have information ready to provide to the call taker. Always use 911 in emergencies and for non-emergencies, (910) 433-1529 and (910) 433-1530.
Fayetteville, NC Police Department
467 Hay St
Fayetteville, NC 28301