The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International thanks all telecommunications personnel in the public safety community for your continued efforts to preserve the public’s safety. Although APCO International does all it can to honor our calltakers and dispatchers throughout the year, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 10-16, 2011) has been set aside so everyone can be made more aware of your hard work and dedication, which provide a vital link to the public safety services on which we have come to rely every day.
We encourage all of you to celebrate and honor yourselves, your co-workers, your bosses and your employees. Take the time this week to host a party, reach out to your local media and public officials, or launch an awards program. This newsletter will provide helpful tools and suggestions aimed at making National Public Safety Telecommunications Week 2011 a memorable one for you and your colleagues.
We would also like your input in the form of shared ideas and photos of your agency celebrations during this year’s festivities.
Thank you, again, for all the sacrifices you make to create a better and safer world for the public. Your commitment to your profession is appreciated by all of APCO International, the public safety communications community, and the citizens you serve.