Public Safety Telecommunications Week

WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States have established the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; and

WHEREAS, the Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications — also known as the 9-1-1 Center — is the crucial first contact with those in need of emergency assistance and dispatches appropriate public safety providers or responders who may apprehend a criminal, save possessions from a fire or save lives; and

WHEREAS, 9-1-1 Center employees are devoted to customer service excellence and a high level of professionalism; and

WHEREAS, the Fairfax County 9-1-1 Center is one of the few centers of its kind in Virginia accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide emergency medical dispatch and pre-arrival instruction during medical emergencies prior to the arrival of public safety personnel; NOW THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim April 10-16, 2011, as

Public Safety Telecommunications Week

in Fairfax County and urges all residents to show appreciation to members of this profession who assist 24/7, 365 days a year, to protect our health and safety.

Sharon Bulova, Chairman
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

March 29, 2011

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