Orange City, Iowa — Those who work in law enforcement, EMS, or fire fighting are thanking their dispatchers this week during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Sioux County Emergency Management Director and Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Nate Huizenga tells us why it’s important to recognize the people behind the microphone and on the other end of the 911 line.
Huizenga says it takes a special kind of person to be able to handle both technology and people who are having a really bad day, and still be able to go home and sleep when the shift is done.
He says they’re they’re grateful to have the telecommunicators that they do.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 11th through the 17th.