April serves as 9-1-1 Education Month, a month-long campaign to help citizens of all ages recognize the importance of 9-1-1 and the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response in times of crisis. As technology continues to change, 9-1-1 education takes on an increased importance for everyone.
April 12-18, is dedicated as National Telecommunicators Week. This is an opportunity to recognize our public safety telecommunicators for their excellence and dedication. During this week, the Parker and Lone Tree Communications Center will be reaching out to the community in an effort to build stronger relationships and educate residents about calling 9-1-1.
• Communications Center Tours – Citizens are invited to tour the Parker and Lone Tree Communications Center and meet some of the voices behind the radio. Tours are offered on Monday, April 13 at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., as well as 12:30 and 2 p.m. Then again on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Participants will receive information on calling 9-1-1 and there will be goodie bags for children.
If you are interested in a tour, we ask that you make a reservation by contacting Danielle Huskey at 303.805.6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a limit of 12 people per tour.
• Ask a Dispatcher – On Tuesday, April 14, citizens are invited to join Parker and Lone Tree telecommunicators on social media to ask their questions about 9-1-1. Please follow the Parker Police Department on Facebook and/or Twitter to join in the discussion.
• Educational Outreach – During National Telecommunicators Week it will be our goal to educate as many people on 9-1-1, its uses, its challenges, and the future capabilities. Follow the Parker Police Department on social media for daily educational material.