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Governor's Proclamation: Public Safety Telecommunicator Week - April 13 - 19, 2008
04/14/2008
State of Oregon
PROCLAMATION
Office of the Governor
 
 
WHEREAS:               Hundreds of dedicated telecommunicators serve the citizens of Oregon both night and day, by answering their requests for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, and by dispatching the appropriate assistance as quickly as possible; and
 
WHEREAS:               The professional public safety telecommunicator is a vital link between citizens, victims and public safety providers who may apprehend criminals, save possessions from fire, or save lives; and
 
WHEREAS:               The critical functions performed by professional telecommunicators also include those related to forestry and conservation operations, highway safety and maintenance activities and many other operations performed by federal, state and local government agencies; and
 
WHEREAS:               The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), an organization of nearly 10,000 people from the United States and Canada, has set aside the second week in April to recognize telecommunicators and their crucial role in the protection of property; and
 
WHEREAS:               It is the fortieth birthday of the 9-1-1 call in the United States.
 
NOW,
THEREFORE:           I, Theodore R. Kulongoski, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim April 13 – 19, 2008 to be
 
PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR WEEK
 
In Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.
 
(Information about Oregon State Police dispatch centers is available on our website at the following link: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/osp_dispatch_centers.shtml )