Telecommunicator Day

Author: Ken Bradley, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) External Affairs

50 Years ago today the first 9-1-1 call was made and to honor this historic event the White House has declared today National Telecommunicator Day.

The Office of Emergency Communications wishes to recognize the many members of SAFECOM who represent telecommunicators and help ensure Public Safety Answering Points nationwide have the resources they need to communicate and partner with other first responders.

SAFECOM Executive Committee

Holly Wayt and Tracey Hilburn, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO)

SAFECOM Membership Associations

Dana Wahlberg and Evelyn Bailey, National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators

Trey Forgety, National Emergency Number Association

SAFECOM At Large Members

Mark Buchholz, Willamette Valley 9-1-1, Oregon

Michael Davis, Ulser County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, New York

Steve Verbil, Officer of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications, Connecticut

SAFECOM Federal Members

Laurie Flaherty, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National 911 Program