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PROCLAMATION
Week of April 14 to April 20, 2002
National Telecommunicators Week

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

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

WHEREAS,the safety of police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Department; and

WHEREAS, public safety telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and

WHEREAS, public safety telecommunicators are the single vital link for our law enforcement and fire personnel by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and

WHEREAS, each telecommunicators exhibits compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon does hereby recognize the week of April 14 to 20, 2002, as "National Telecommunicators' Week" and joins in honoring the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keeps our citizens safe.

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