Proclaim April 9-15, 2023 to be Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation Week
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.
286 Regular Agenda in April 12, 2023 Council Agenda
Placed on File