Mahaska County 911 Communications Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The Mayor, along with 911 Staff, will be at the Oskaloosa City Hall building at noon, April 17, 2019, for a photo opportunity.

The Mayor, along with 911 Staff, will be at the Oskaloosa City Hall building at noon, April 17, 2019, for a photo opportunity.

April 16, 2019, Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County 911 Communications is celebrating the second full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

The highly trained telecommunicators in Mahaska County have worked hard to make sure they are ready in the event of a tragedy. They are certified in Emergency Medical, Fire Service, and Law Enforcement protocols. They were recently recognized as the ONLY Total Response Accredited 911 center in the entire State of Iowa.

Jamey Robinson, EMA/911 Administrator for the 911 Communications Division, stated, “Mahaska County should be proud to know they have a 911 center that is committed to excellence.” Mr. Robinson further went on to say, “The unseen first responders that staff the other end of that 911 phone are the calming voice in the dark and are devoted to being there when no one else is.”

Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt has recognized National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and honored Mahaska County 911 Communications staff by releasing an official proclamation. Mayor Krutzfeldt had this to say about the 911 services.

“During my time of public service I have developed a deep appreciation for those who react in emergencies. Their ability to react in a professional manner when time is of the essence sets the stage for minimizing damage to lives and property. And it starts with emergency staff who can get the facts, mobilize the appropriate resources, and remain calm when the public isn’t. Their planning and execution are priceless when emergencies occur.“

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