It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. It’s held annually the second week of April to acknowledge people in the public safety community and their service. This year it’s being held from April 8-14. 911 Director for Fayette County Emergency Services tells 59 News, they’re truly the “first” first responders. 

“Most of the time dispatchers don’t know the end result of the calls. From the caller they give it out and they never know the end of it, so truthfully they are the unsung hero,” 911 Coordinator, James Bennett, said.

Dispatchers at Fayette County EMS will receive certificates of appreciation and will get lunches throughout the week.