Public Safety Agencies Say Thanks to Our 9-1-1 Center Staff

Posted at 1:30 p.m.

Today starts National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week (April 9-15) across the country.

Public safety personnel from our Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue Department take a moment to say thanks to the staff of the county’s 9-1-1 Center — Fairfax County’s public safety telecommunicators — the first of the first responders who are always there, always ready, 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) — Fairfax County 9-1-1 Center — is a nationally recognized public safety communications center, the largest in the commonwealth of Virginia and one of the 10 largest in the United States.

They receive approximately 1 million calls requesting public safety service per year and dispatch units of the Fairfax County Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department and Sheriff’s Office. In addition to Fairfax County, DPSC is the designated 9-1-1 public safety answering point (PSAP) for the towns of Herndon and Vienna and the City of Fairfax located within the county.

In addition to calling 9-1-1 in times of emergency, you can also text to 9-1-1 should calling be dangerous or unavailable.

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3 responses to “Public Safety Agencies Say Thanks to Our 9-1-1 Center Staff”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Thank you for your dedication and service to our community! May God Bless you!

  2. Anonymous says :

    Thank you for all that you do. We appreciate the fact that you are always there!

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