April 13, 2008 Contact: Marcus Bruning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 218-336-4340
St. Louis County 9-1-1 Telecommunications Week
Celebration Includes Open House and Dedication of
St. Louis County Public Safety Building
April 13-19, 2008 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, to honor those persons who perform call-taking, dispatching, wireless infra-structure design and maintenance, and other support duties for public safety communications departments.
9-1-1 Emergency Communication Specialists, Technical Staff, and Administrative and Support Staff are being recognized this week for their dedication and courage in performing one of the most important jobs in society.
9-1-1 Telecommunicators are the link between citizens who phone for help and the public safety agencies that provide help. They often work long hours under extremely stressful conditions. Telecommunicators are our nation’s unsung heroes who are responsible for getting emergency assistance where it is needed, while often not receiving their much-deserved credit.
The public is cordially invited to an Open House and Dedication Ceremony of the newly opened St. Louis County Public Safety Building located at 2030 N. Arlington Av. in Duluth, on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from . The Dedication Ceremony will be held at . Guided tours will be offered every thirty minutes starting at of the 9-1-1 communications center, deputy sheriffs & investigations area, crime lab, holding cell, and wireless maintenance facility. Refreshments will be served.
St. Louis County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communication Department’s fifty-four women and men serve our area’s more than two hundred thousand residents and visitors. Public Safety Answering Points in Duluth and Virginia cover St. Louis County’s 7092 square miles, providing the link between more than 180 public safety agencies and the people who need them. Last year, the St. Louis County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department answered nearly 275,000 calls for help while also managing public safety agency responses to those calls for help on numerous public safety radio networks.