National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week which is a week set aside to honor more than 200-thousand 911 dispatchers nationwide.

Local telecommunicators deal with stressful situations that involve life and death and are expected to handle these stressful situations with compassion, empathy and professionalism. They must do their best while dealing with difficult people during the worst of times.

The staff here at WMSK would like to send a big thank you to the Union County 911 Emergency Center telecommunicators. The local 911 dispatchers include: Superintendent Mark Doepel, Suzie Carr French, Cassie Rzepka, Kyla Elizabeth Ford, Bobbie Rae, Megan Coker, Katie Williamson, Shelby Jackson and Eva Latham.

Doepel was unavailable for comment this morning but in a Facebook post he stated his employees do an amazing job, and Union County is honored to have such a great group of telecommunicators working 24/7 taking care of the citizens, businesses, Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Morganfield, Sturgis and Uniontown Police Departments, Morganfield Fire & Rescue, all of the volunteer fire and rescue teams throughout the county and Union County EMS.

If you see one of the local telecommunicators, please thank them for their tireless service to the communities in Union County and show them how much they are appreciated.


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