These dedicated men and women are honored from April 12 through April 18 during National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week. There are more than 200,000 public safety telecommunicator's throughout the United States who make a difference in the lives of others every day. In 1991, the U.S. Congress chose the second week in April to recognize these unique specialists who play a vital role in the delivery of public safety services to those in need. More than just a voice on the other end of the line, these heroes behind the headsets often save lives on a daily basis. 1991 Press Release;
2016 update- The number of call takers have more than doubled since 1991, an average of 100,200 emergency dispatching positions are left unfilled each year
Danny B's Towing family would like to shine a light in honor of our local Dispatchers. Since this web-site has been online our Tallahassee Police and Leon County Sheriff's Office have moved to a combined dispatching center (CDA) Their diligence and professionalism contribute to keeping the citizens and visitors of Tallahassee / Leon County safe. Thank you for all you do year-round! They are the voices who help save lives each day. Seldom do they ever get the credit for the work they do. Your not going to turn on the evening news and hear "THE CALL TAKER GOT ALL THE INFORMATION TO SAVE A LIFE." If you need to call for law enforcement, fire fighter's, emergency medical help or even an automobile crash, remember their job is to get ALL the information they can so they are able to assure all those who are needed will arrive as quickly as possible.
WE RESPECT EACH AND EVERY ONE, THEY WORK 365, 24/7 DAYS AND NIGHTS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO GET THE REALLY HEART BREAKING CALLS AND HAVE TO KEEP THEIR VOICES STEADY AND STRONG. THE VOICES WHO HEAR WHEN A PERSON HAS JUST BEEN SHOT, A HOUSE IS ON FIRE, A CHILD IS MISSING, A STORE CLERK JUST GOT HELD UP... THEY HEAR IT ALL AND HAVE TO SIT BY WAITING FOR THE RESULTS. PART OF THEIR JOB IS TO SEND THEIR CO-WORKER WHERE SHOTS ARE BEING FIRED, THEN CONTINUE TO DO THEIR JOB WHILE PRAYING NO ONE GETS SHOT OR HARMED, A GOOD DAY IS WHEN EVERYONE GOES HOME SAFELY. YOU MAY NOT SEE THEM IN UNIFORM, YET THEY ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS ALL STREET UNITS.
So the next time you call for help or read a story about a big I-10 crash, please remember the people who never make the 6 O'clock news, yet made sure the right people got called for the road to be cleared. If you run a wrecker, do your best to get to a crash or DAV on time. Make it a habit to say THANK YOU when they call....