In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center will offer a variety of activities and recognition to their Communications Officers at the Roanoke County Public Safety Center. Emergency Communications Center (ECC) Communications Officers are first responders who work in conjunction with emergency medical services, fire, and law enforcement personnel of Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton to save lives, protect property, and stop crime. In the furtherance of this mission, the ECC provides cross-agency communication and community education.
Every year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. This recognition was formally established by the U.S. Congress in H.J. Res. 284 in October 1991. The first Presidential Proclamation was by George H.W. Bush on March 18, 1992. This year, public safety telecommunicators will be recognized April 11 through April 17.