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286-2023

Proclamation

Proclaim April 9-15, 2023 to be Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation Week

Placed on File

Whereas, emergencies requiring police, fire, or medical services occur at any time; and

Whereas, prompt police, fire, or medical response is critical to the protection of life and the preservation of property; and

Whereas, Public Safety Telecommunicators in the City of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) are the first contact for our community’s calls for help for emergency services; and

Whereas, BOEC Public Safety Telecommunicators are professionals with expertise in police, fire, medical, and Portland Street Response dispatch protocols; and

Whereas, BOEC Public Safety Telecommunicators monitor first responder radio activity, thus ensuring their safety while providing a vital link of information; and

Whereas, BOEC Public Safety Telecommunicators have weathered historic increases in 911 calls, answering 642,105 calls in 2022; and

Whereas, BOEC Public Safety Telecommunicators consistently display professionalism, dedication, and commitment; and

Whereas, we are grateful for the important and often life-saving work accomplished by BOEC Public Safety Telecommunicators.

Now, therefore, I, Ted Wheeler, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim April 9-15, 2023, to be

Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation Week

In Portland and encourage all residents to observe this week.

Document History

Item 286 Regular Agenda in April 12, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Placed on File

Introduced by

Contact

Megan Lehman

City Council & Process Policy Advisor

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
20 minutes