Emergency workers celebrate 911 Communications Week

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POSTED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:49pm

The week is almost over, but there is still time to say thank you to our 911 emergency dispatch and communication officers – the people that answer your calls to 911.

The 60 to 80 employees here in EBR Parish take classes and prep throughout the year to make sure they are ready for whatever kind of call they may get.

These officers take their job very seriously, realizing they're a crucial part of the getting you the help you need when you need it.

"It's a big week for the guys and girls have that job for a living,” stated Mike Chutsz with EBR EMS. “They are, in most cases, the first link in the chain of survival for many people."

This week recognizes not only dispatchers, but all communications officers.


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