The Scotland County Commissioners have designated the week of April 14-20, 2019 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators week in Scotland County as urge all citizens to recognize the outstanding work done by these men and women every day.
When an emergency occurs it is the men and women of our local 911 call center that is the first contact folks will experience. These professionals have spent many hours training and preparing to take the call and to dispatch law enforcement, fire protection, or medical services to the emergency. When seconds count it is comforting to know that the people who take our call are highly trained, compassionate, and understanding professionals.
Although April 14-20 is set aside as National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, these professionals are critical for the protection of public safety every day. Scotland County Emergency Communications Director Mike Edge stated, “Our people are some of the most dedicated professionals during major events like hurricanes, and in the day in and day out operations of keeping the citizens of Scotland County safe.”