Pitt County Recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2017
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs from Sunday, April 9 through Saturday, April 15, 2017. To celebrate this week, and bring much deserved honor and recognition to our own emergency communications family, Pitt County Emergency Management (PCEM) is preparing a comprehensive public awareness campaign with efforts that will include:
Proclamation: At their April 3, 2017 meeting, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Website: The home page of the Pitt County website will feature a special banner announcing National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, as well as featuring a page dedicated to the week’s recognitions. The public is encouraged to visit www.pittcountync.gov/Telecommunicators for updates on Pitt County efforts throughout the Week.
Social Media: The Pitt County Twitter page will feature tweets throughout the week, containing fascinating insights into the world of emergency communications, as well as personal reflections from some of our own telecommunicators. The Pitt County Twitter ID is @PittCountyNC. The Pitt County Flickr page will also feature updates throughout the week as well, and can be found at www.flickr.com/pittcountygovernment.
ICE Cards: Small, double-sided “In Case of Emergency (ICE)” cards will be distributed by Emergency Management staff throughout the week. These feature basic information on how to interact with telecommunicators in an emergency, as well as providing a space for the card holder to write down their emergency contact information. These cards are printed in both English and Spanish.
Telecommunicator Interview: On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 10:00am – 11:00am, Pitt County Emergency Management Director, Allen Everette, will be joining E-911 Communications Director Sam Tyson and selected telecommunicator staff in making themselves available to speak with the media about the concerns, challenges and daily routines of emergency communicators in Pitt County. This will be an informal discussion, open to all members of the media, and will be held in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located in the basement of the County Office Building at 1717 West 5th Street in Greenville.