For your work throughout the year, we thank you for your skill and professionalism in keeping communities safe. The week, April 13 -19, is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. When we dial 911 (or a non-emergency number) to reach police, fire or rescue, the public safety telecommunicators are the calm voices on the line who assess the situation and determine which emergency professionals to dispatch. They gather information, assess the situation and send help when it is needed most. They also provide instructions for first aid, scene stabilization and generally help the callers stay as calm as possible. We know it is not an easy job and we are thankful for all you do!
Heroes Right Here in St. Louis
We also want to recognize the Florissant, Missouri Police Department and the Ferguson-Florissant School District staff. On March 31st, Officer Berry and staff from the school performed CPR and utilized a defibrillator on a fourteen year old student who did not have a pulse nor was breathing. Due to their brave efforts that student returned to school at Cross Keys in mid-April. Thank you again to our hometown heroes of Florissant!