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Honouring Telecommunicators, Wallaceburg open house

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Weather forecast for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Today – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers late this morning then 60 percent chance of rain showers this afternoon. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High 10. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then periods of rain. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 near midnight. Low plus 3.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, open house in Wallaceburg

April 9 to 13 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Officials at the Sunnybrook Wallaceburg Ambulance and Fire Communications Centre wish to thank those in the telecommunications field as first responders who are dedicated in helping patients and families in emergency situations.

The Wallaceburg Ambulance and Fire Communications Centre serves citizens in Chatham-Kent and Lambton County, processing over 50,000 calls per year.

To learn more, the public is welcome to attend an open house at the Centre, located at 150 Dora Drive in Wallaceburg, on April 13, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, CKPS recognizes staff

This week, the Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to recognize and thank everyone who works in our Emergency Communications Centre.

Police officials say last year their call takers and dispatchers processed 135,969 non-emergency telephone calls, answered 31,386 9-1-1- calls, generated a total of 53,611 events for both CKPS (46,007) and CKFES (7.604).

“Being an Emergency Communication Operator (ECO) is a unique role in the Service,” stated Sheri Somerville,  ECC manager.

“One that requires a comprehensive skillset and competencies in order to perform, what can be very stressful work. Chatham-Kent is lucky to have such a dedicated group of high performing people who answer their calls, some who are calling at the worst moments of their lives. Our highly trained Communicators are here 24/7/365 ready to react and respond to the needs our community as it relates to Fire/Police or 911 services; we are very proud of them and the services they perform.”

Police officials wanted to thank their staff for their hard work and dedication.

“You are rarely seen but always appreciated,” police officials say.

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