911 dispatchers recognized this week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, where 911 emergency dispatchers are recognized for the important work they do on a daily basis.

The City of Lexington has 60 emergency call takers who answer an estimated 600,000 calls a year.  The center’s director says the job is rewarding, but sometimes stressful.

"It does have a lot of things about it that can impact you personally, especially when you’re on the phone with somebody who is having probably the most horrible day of their life," said Robert Stack, Enhanced 911 Director.

You can help dispatchers and yourself or family by registering with the Smart 911 system, which gives emergency call takers detailed information that that can help with everything from response time to the scene to who and what they’ll be dealing with when they arrive.  To learn more about Smart 911 or to register,
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