Something a little different

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. This post is going to be a little off topic but it is about something that is very close to my heart and has to do with communications. I’m talking about the other half of my communications back ground, emergency services communications, or as it is more commonly known as emergency dispatchers. This week is National Telecommunicators Week here on the US. As a telecommunicator for a Sherri’s office here in Texas, I have had to take calls and dispatch help to everything from a cow loose on the side of the road to major fires to a couple natural disasters. Telecommunications are often forgot about by those they serve and even work with and/or for. A good telecommunicator can be the difference between life and death in some cases, but more often than not, only those that are out in the field will receive any recognition or help for a call.

If you know an emergency communicator, or even if you don’t, please take the time to give them a call this week and thank them for their service, whether that call be to their personal phone number or to your local law enforcement/fire department or EMS agency. If there is any fellow communicators that read this, from one communicator to another, thank you for your service!

73 de K5CLM

Curtis

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