PROCLAMATION

 

A PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF APRIL 10 TO APRIL 17  

 PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK

 

WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at anytime that require law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical service; and

 

WHEREAS, when an emergency occurs, the prompt response of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and

 

WHEREAS, the safety of our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Safety Dispatchers are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Safety Dispatchers provide the single vital link for our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information, and ensuring their safety; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Safety Dispatchers of the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center 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 his job in the past year; now, therefore, be it

 

PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of April 2005, That, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our County, Town and citizens safe, the week of April 10 through April 17, 2005, be, and is hereby, declared Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fauquier County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board