Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0445    Version: 1 Name: National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 3/14/2022 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Special Recognition of April 10, 2022 through April 16, 2022 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
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Special Recognition of April 10, 2022 through April 16, 2022 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and

WHEREAS, when an emergency occurs, the prompt response of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

WHEREAS, the safety of our field responders is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from callers who telephone 9-1-1 to request emergency assistance; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the FIRST of our critical first responders; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our field responders by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information, and ensuring their safety; and

WHEREAS, Public Safety Telecommunicators from the 9-1-1 and dispatch centers that serve the people of Lake County have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and

WHEREAS, the CenCom E9-1-1 Communications Center, Countryside Fire Protection District, Deerfield Police Department, FoxComm E9-1-1 Communications Center, Glenview Public Safety Dispatch Center, Gurnee Police Department, Illinois State Police, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lake Zurich Police Department, Mundelein Police Department, Navy Region MidAtlantic Regional Dispatch Center, Northwest Central Dispatch System, Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) Center, Vernon Hills Police Department, Veterans Affairs Police Department, and Waukegan Police Department provide round-the-clock communications and dispatch service to the people of Lake County; and

WHEREAS, each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding, and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RECOGNIZED, by this County Board of Lake ...

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