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Dispatchers recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 10-16 is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, to bring attention to public safety dispatchers.

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BEMIDJI — The week of April 10-16 is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, to bring attention to public safety dispatchers.

According to a release from Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton of the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the second week of April is set aside to recognize dispatchers and the vital role they play as part of the public safety team.

"During this week, we formally acknowledge them for their contributions and sacrifices as public safety dispatchers," Walton said in the release. "These very unique people, that Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is honored to have, are the voices that assure rapid response by police, fire and medical personnel in the midst of all emergencies and are often overlooked for the critical role that they play in coordinating first response and lifesaving efforts.

"They are the lifeline that ensures the continued protection of the front-line first responders and the citizens they serve. These individuals work around the clock, on holidays, birthdays, often missing family and school functions and immediately jump into action to help whenever they are called upon.

"Beltrami County dispatchers respond quickly to unexpected emergencies, every single day at any time of the day. They play a crucial role in the lifesaving process, providing an invaluable connection between emergency services and the people who need them."

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