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City of Reno celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Post Date:04/15/2019 8:51 AM

The City of Reno is celebrating April 14-20, 2019 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

The Reno City Council has recognized National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and honored City of Reno staff by releasing an official proclamation. The proclamation will be read on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Regional Dispatch & Emergency Operations Center.

“This is an opportunity to thank the dedicated men and women in our community who answer emergency calls and dispatch emergency personnel and equipment,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said.

Other events happening during the week at the Regional Dispatch & Emergency Operations Center are:

  • Reno Police Department BBQ for Dispatch personnel. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. (not open to the public, but open to media)
  • Dispatch Blood Drive. Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (open to the public). If you are healthy and able to donate, please consider making an appointment as the current blood supply is critically low for Northern Nevada.

Reno Dispatch, formerly known as ECOMM, is the largest public safety communications center in Northern Nevada and the primary link to public safety services in Reno and Washoe County. It processes about 500,000 calls annually ranging from structure and wildland fires to burglaries in progress, medical calls, domestic disputes and missing juveniles.

Reno Dispatch provides emergency and non-emergency communications services for the Reno Police Department; Reno Fire Department; University Police Services (including University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College); and the Reno Marshal’s Office.

For more information about Public Safety Dispatch, visit or call 775-334-2370.