PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 20, 2019

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The APCO Young Professionals Taskforce recognizes Leslie Corbett as our young professional for September. Leslie is 27 years old and has been an emergency communications specialist for one year with Guilford Metro 9-1-1 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Most of her career has been as a call taker, but recently she has moved into fire and law enforcement dispatching. Read more

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The ADT employee flew from Jacksonville, Florida, to Eagan, Minnesota, where she met the family she saved and the first responders she alerted to the carbon monoxide danger in the house.
Cumberland Times-News
Allegany County (Maryland) sets aside September 11 to thank public safety telecommunicators as “the first voice you hear offering lifesaving instructions and direction.”
Vail Daily
Among those recognized were public safety telecommunicators Troy Brown of the Town of Vail, Kevin Kromer of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Rebecca Pacheco of the Vail Public Safety Communications Center.
During the testing phase, Concord police talked a woman out of killing herself and referred her to mental health services via text.
Public safety telecommunicators with the Phoenix Police Department have a new room where they can decompress during a shift that might be taking an emotional toll. A local Rotary Club in Phoenix came up with the idea as a way to show appreciation to police telecommunicators. 
Mission Critical Communications
Barry Luke, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council deputy executive director from 2012 to July 2019, is a life member of APCO who began his public safety career with the Gainesville (Florida) Fire Department.
Blue Mountain Eagle
Grant County Emergency Communications Agency Dispatch Manager Valerie Maynard was lauded for her “leadership, integrity, trustworthiness, dependability and forward thinking.”
Journal Review
Ed Reuter, executive director of Indiana’s Statewide 911 Board, said “We have to take care of our people. Once you find the right person out here, you’ve found a gem, really.” 
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