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Emergency Communications Dispatchers To Be Honored Today

September 11th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

As much of the United States is honoring Patriot Day, a national day to honor victims of the events of September 11, 2001, emergency communication dispatchers are being honored Tuesday in a separate ceremony to highlight the essential role they play in emergency services. In October 1986, Congress approved a law designating Sept. 11 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day. In recognition of the emergency number system and the dispatchers dedicated to this critical public service, Allegany County observes the date to honor Joint Communications Center staff.  Melody Siemer has been recognized as Dispatcher of the Year. Steve Shipley, Allegany County’s chief of emergency management, was on hand for the county proclamation of September 11, 2001 Remembrance Day…


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