Marion County 911 celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunications Week the second full week of April. Sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the week honors the men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance.
Special activities were held at the Marion County 911 Center to recognize the staff for its work throughout the year. Employees participated in several dress up days including “Public Safety Hero Day” where dispatchers dressed up like their favorite first responders. A baby picture contest was held and special treats were shared with employees each day.
All telecommunicators received a Marion County 911 20th anniversary commemorative shirt and a thank-you card signed by the members of the 911 board of directors. The Marion County Ambulance District and the Hannibal Rural Fire Department showed their appreciation to the staff by bringing in meat, fruit, and vegetable trays and a custom sheet cake.