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Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: Heroes with Headsets

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The nation's first emergency call was completed in Alabama 50 years ago. 

Now, thousands of call centers are filled with that calming voice on the other end of a 911 call.

We often hear about the thin blue line, which represents the sacrifice law enforcement officers make everyday.

The second week in April sheds light on the thin gold line.

Public safety Telecommunicators Week is a time that honors 911 operators and dispatchers.

Mobile Police Department dispatchers receive approximately 600-700 calls a day. 

Public Safety Dispatcher for The Mobile Police Department, Shannan Cutler describes the job as challenging but rewarding. 
The Mobile County Communications District honored "first first responders" during this month's board meeting. 

Director of Mobile County Communications District, Charlie McNichol, recognized employees from multiple agencies for their hard work and commitment to keeping our community safe.

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the RSA Towers in Downtown Mobile will be lit in gold for the men and women behind the scenes.

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