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Celebrating Public Safety Telecommunicators

Earlier this month, we observed Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by recognizing the dedicated telecommunicators who serve the public, one person at a time, guiding each through some of their very worst moments with skill and compassion. But just because that week has passed doesn’t mean you can’t continue to celebrate these first first responders. The “911 Telecommunicator Tree of Life” is a collaboration between the NG911 Institute, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, the National Association of State 911 Administrators, the National Emergency Number Association, and the National 911 Program, which is housed in the NHTSA Office of EMS, to honor and celebrate the individuals who serve each day. Go to www.911treeoflife.org to share an inspiring story recognizing a telecommunicator you know.

EMS Community Remembers John Chew

John Chew, a former NHTSA Office of EMS staffer, died in January. His legacy includes the National Park Service’s EMS program and the original EMS Agenda for the Future. 

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