April 9-15 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
9-1-1 dispatchers are unsung heroes, providing the first line of assistance in an emergency and a vital resource for other first responders.
Amanda Lytle has served 22 years with Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch. She says it’s a stressful but rewarding job with an opportunity to make a difference every day.
In the event that you need to call 9-1-1, remain calm and know your location.
It’s also important to sign up for Smart911, a free service that provides safety information to Central Dispatch so they can help you faster in an emergency.
Register today at https://www.smart911.com/.