National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is being celebrated April 11-17 by Bryan County 911.
The week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials 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.
Recent events have highlighted the work of telecommunications professionals at the Bryan County 911 center, according to Jodie Jernigan, 911 Communications Director for Bryan County Sheriff's Office. Telecommunicators have worked hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the operators have contracted Covid-19 themselves or members of their family. "This has been taxing to our center to keep the shifts running to help the public," Jernigan said. "At times as many as three fulltime operators were out and one part-timer all at the same time. This was during the Christmas and New Years holiday time."
Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger has recognized National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and honored the Bryan County 911 Center’s staff by releasing an official proclamation.
Infinger says “I am extremely proud and thankful of our 911 team. Without their sacrifice and dedication emergency personnel could not perform their duties. During the past year this team of professionals has performed their duties flawlessly even though at times they were short staffed due to COVID. I would like to thank them again for their service and dedication to the citizens of Bryan County.”