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White House recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

President Biden’s letter acknowledges the dedication of public safety telecommunicators and applauds the lifesaving service of 911 heroes

By Bill Carey

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Emergency Number Association praised President Biden for recognizing National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) in a letter from the White House.

Biden expressed deep appreciation for the critical role that public safety telecommunicators play in protecting communities across the country, the association said in a statement.

“Every day across our country, public safety telecommunicators come to the aid of their fellow Americans when they are needed most,” Biden said in his letter. “Public safety telecommunicators possess a rare commitment to their communities. They represent the very best of who we are as a country.”

This year, NPSTW runs from April 14-20, celebrating the relentless commitment and crucial contributions of 911 telecommunicators in handling emergencies across the nation.

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“We are deeply grateful for President Biden’s recognition of the invaluable service provided by our nation’s public safety telecommunicators,” President and CEO of NENA, Brian Fontes stated. “Their unwavering commitment to duty and resilience in the face of adversity embody the spirit of NPSTW.”

NENA invites communities across the country to celebrate the dedicated individuals who serve as the initial contact in emergencies during NPSTW. NENA continues its commitment to supporting the 911 community with standard development, training, and advocacy.