Every day all across the U.S., 9-1-1 telecommunicators, supervisors, public educators and many others work around the clock to provide help to every person who needs it. These individuals answer the calls, provide the reassuring words that help is on the way, and deliver important safety tips and resources.
April was #911EducationMonth, and it was also recently National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! We loved seeing appreciation for 9-1-1 call takers everywhere on social media. Local governments and dispatch centers went above and beyond to thank their 9-1-1 telecommunicators. Here are some of our favorite #ThankYou911 posts from this year:
1. The Atlanta E911 Communications Center honors dedicated dispatchers with social media shout outs.
#TeamATL911 Isaiah Dubose has dedicated 26 years to public service and safety for citizens in the @CityofAtlanta. During #NPSTW, we salute him and his service. #IAm911 #911Saves #Use911Responsibly #911EducationMonth #ThankYou911 pic.twitter.com/asdGyAX2xG
— Atlanta 911 (@TEAMATL911) April 18, 2019
2. The Director of Homeland Security in Indiana recorded a special message for dispatchers.
— Indiana Homeland Security (@IDHS) April 17, 2019
3. We didn’t have to look far for 911 appreciation – Framingham, MA (home of Rave Mobile Safety) thanked our everyday heroes.
During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we are celebrating members of the 9-1-1 community and the work they do to connect us and protect us. Thank you to these #EverydayHeroes who answer our calls for help! #ThankYou911 #NPSTW pic.twitter.com/XcSCfME1l4
— City_of_Framingham (@Framingham_MA) April 18, 2019
4. Look at those cookies! Scott County, MN dispatchers got a sweet treat.
#EileensColossalCookiesSavage were brought up to #SCSODispatchers for #NPSTW2019 #ourdispatchersarethebest #DispatchAppreciationWeek #IAm911 #calminthechaos #thingoldline #ThankYou911 #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek #FirstFirstResponders #NPSTW #Eileenknowsherstuff pic.twitter.com/8p629KI7iI
— Scott Co Sheriff (@ScottCoSheriff) April 20, 2019
5. Our friends at The Office Of Unified Communications in Washington, D.C. had great team bonding going to a baseball game.
— OUC_DC (@OUC_DC) April 18, 2019
6. The Mayor of Chicago tweeted a special message of appreciation for the city’s dispatchers.
This week is National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week! Our 311 and 911 call takers and dispatchers work tirelessly to provide Chicagoans with the help they need during emergencies, and we have some of the finest around. #ThankYou911 #911311AppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/zKYNq88HED
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) April 13, 2018
7. In New Jersey, police took time of out their day to recognize the work on telecommunicators.
It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, recognizing the unsung heroes behind every call for emergency service, 24/7/365. Today, Chief Dachisen and the Madison PBA thanked Madison’s best for their hard work and dedication! #MadisonNJ #ThankYou911 #NPSTW #EverydayHeroes pic.twitter.com/pneTENOyEv
— Borough of Madison, NJ (@MadisonNJ_gov) April 18, 2019
8. Check out how Cambridge Public Safety went the extra mile to say thank you for all the hard work they do.
— Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) April 17, 2019
9. The Aurora, CO telecommunicators should be proud after answering that many calls!
APD truly appreciates our Public Safety Telecommunicators & are proud of how they are helping us live up to our #CommunityCommitment standards! Please join us in thanking our hardworking Public Safety Telecommunicators who answered 485,797 calls last year! #ThankYou911 #NPSTW2019 pic.twitter.com/84jqQlCvOY
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) April 16, 2019
10. Mizzou (a.k.a University of Missouri) Health Care said thank you in a very 2019 way – with memes!
— University Ambulance (@MizzouEMS) April 15, 2019
Every day all across the U.S. 9-1-1 telecommunicators, supervisors, public educators and many others work around the clock to provide help to every person who needs it. These individuals answer the calls, provide the reassuring words that help is on the way, and deliver important safety tips and resources.
It’s always a great time to say thank you to our first, first responders! We’ve created a few resources you can share to say thanks any time of year.
Another way you can help dispatchers? Create a Smart911 profile! With Smart911, you can provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.