The Los Angeles County Fire Department proudly celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from Sunday, April 14 to Saturday, April 20, 2019.
The special designation pays tribute to LACoFD telecommunications personnel who staff our dispatch center daily. On average, our 9-1-1 dispatchers will answer a call for help almost every 80 seconds which totals up to more than 395,000 calls every year.
During the week, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Chief Deputy David Richardson Jr., Chief Deputy Dawnna Lawrence and Deputy Chief Thomas Ewald paid a visit to the Department’s dispatchers during the daily shift change to thank them for their hard work and dedicated service to residents. The Executive staff also honored them for their commitment with certificates of appreciation.
Thank you to our caring dispatchers for serving as the community’s first, first responders. We appreciate all you do!