BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Before medics, firefighters and police officers can arrive on the scene of an emergency, they are told where to go and what to expect by a public safety telecommunicator.
"We may take 911 calls for granted today, but it was only 50 years ago that the first emergency call was completed in Haleyville, Alabama," said David J. Redi, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator. "We're now on the cusp of improving our 911 system by providing our highly trained professionals with the advanced tools they need to do their jobs in the 21st century."
The 2018 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is being celebrated April 8-14.
In Baton Rouge, the dispatch center is located on Harding Boulevard.