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WHEREAS, emergencies that require police, fire, or emergency medical services can occur at any time; and

WHEREAS, when an emergency occurs, the prompt response of law enforcement, firefighters and pam medics is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

WHEREAS, the safety of our officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone any Nevada emergency communications center; and

WHEREAS, public safety telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and

WHEREAS, public safety telecommunicators are a vital link for our police officers and firefighters who monitor their activities by radio, provide information and insure their safety; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State public safety telecommunicators have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires, and treatment of patients; and

WHEREAS, each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding, and professionalism during the performance of their job;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 9-15, 2017 as

 Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Nevada


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