9-1-1 Awareness Week

Emergency communications staff recognized during 9-1-1 Awareness Week

The people who work behind-the-scenes to support first responders in British Columbia were recognized April 9-15 following the provincial government’s proclamation of Emergency Service Dispatchers’ and 9-1-1 Awareness Week.

Whether a 9-1-1 call-taker, dispatcher, report agent or technology specialist, each member of these important public safety professions contributes to saving lives and protecting property 24/7.

About 1.5 million emergency calls are made in B.C. each year at all times of day and night.

“You form an essential link between the public and first responders that is key in keeping the residents of British Columbia safe. We are exceptionally cognizant of the vital role that E-Comm plays and how we couldn’t do what we do without all of you.”

Stephan Drolet,
Chief Superintendent Officer in Charge,
Burnaby RCMP Detachment

“The continued high quality of service E-Comm delivers to the community and emergency service partners is exceptional.”

Tim Wilkinson,
Acting Fire Chief, Richmond Fire-Rescue

For tips on using 9-1-1 and more information about E-Comm, visit ecomm911.ca or follow E-Comm’s Twitter feed @Ecomm911_info