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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Held annually during the second week of April, this week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community.

1.  Tell a story on social media about how a 9-1-1 dispatcher has helped you, using the hashtag: #ThankYou911. Share these #ThankYou911 graphics to help tell your story!

2.  Share this #ThankYou911 video with your social network.

3.  Send a token of appreciation to your local 9-1-1 center in the form of a handwritten note, a thank you greeting card, flowers, or baked goods.

4.  #ThankYou911 art activity for kids: task them with drawing a picture that expresses their thanks for the unsung heroes of 9-1-1. Then once their masterpiece is complete, drop them off at the local 9-1-1 center. It will make their day!

5.  Help 9-1-1 help you in the future:

  • –  Teach your children how and when to dial 9-1-1.
  • –  Give 9-1-1 information before an emergency strikes by signing up for smart911.
  • –  Educate yourself about 9-1-1 to ensure you will be prepared in a crisis situation.

Encourage friends and loved ones to prepare for emergencies by signing up for Smart911.