Author: Ken Bradley, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) External Affairs
50 Years ago today the first 9-1-1 call was made and to honor this historic event the White House has declared today National Telecommunicator Day.
The Office of Emergency Communications wishes to recognize the many members of SAFECOM who represent telecommunicators and help ensure Public Safety Answering Points nationwide have the resources they need to communicate and partner with other first responders.
SAFECOM Executive Committee
Holly Wayt and Tracey Hilburn, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO)
SAFECOM Membership Associations
Dana Wahlberg and Evelyn Bailey, National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators
Trey Forgety, National Emergency Number Association
SAFECOM At Large Members
Mark Buchholz, Willamette Valley 9-1-1, Oregon
Michael Davis, Ulser County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, New York
Steve Verbil, Officer of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications, Connecticut
SAFECOM Federal Members
Laurie Flaherty, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National 911 Program