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TOWNSEND — April 9 to 15 is being celebrated nationally as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This annually celebrated to honor the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency service professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizen’s of the U.S.

I am pleased to announce that the Town of Townsend employs dedicated full- and part-time telecommunicators that are second to none. I am amazed by their abilities, dedication, professionalism and devotion that I witness everyday.

The stressful and demanding job they do is often overlooked as their faces are rarely seen, however, they are at the center of our emergency services. Without them, all emergency services would fail.

I ask that all citizens join in celebrating the men and women who help us with all types of problems as well as when emergencies occur.