National Emergency Telecommunicators Week

April 9 - 15, 2017 has been proclaimed as Emergency Telecommunicators Week across Saskatchewan.

Communications operators are a vital link to emergency services. Each day, people in crisis depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of emergency services telecommunicators. These professionals from emergency medical services, Police and Fire, not only dispatch emergency resources but also provide moral support and comfort to people in distress.

"Emergency Telecommunicators are critical to public safety, and like regular members, work around the clock, sometimes missing holidays, birthdays, and school activities, to ensure emergency assistance is available to our community at all times," says Cam Drever, Inspector in charge of Headquarters Division. "We thank them for their dedication and commitment to their profession not only this week, but year-round."

Each year their work is celebrated at the Sask911 Awards Banquet. This year's banquet is being held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Sheraton Top of the Inn, in Saskatoon.