This week marks National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It is a chance to honor the hard work of emergency dispatchers throughout the State of Illinois. ISP Calls 9-1-1 dispatchers the unseen heroes of public safety and lawmakers are working on recognizing them for that. A new bill ensures that dispatchers are considered first responders. State Senator Neil Anderson says that too many dispatchers don’t get credit for the work they do.
State Representative Dan Swanson says to take a minute this week and think about your dispatchers.
The designation allows dispatchers to access more benefits, grants, and training.