To the editor:
They work behind the scenes to make sure EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement officers respond quickly and efficiently to emergency and disaster situations. They work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help ensure your safety. They are the communications hub for all first responders. They are the public safety dispatchers of South Dakota.
April 8 through April 14 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. It's a week to honor those working holidays, weekends and nights to help keep you and our first responders safe. It's also the perfect time for you to show your appreciation for the work they do.
Give your dispatchers a pat on the back this week. They're working hard to help keep you safe, and your gratitude is well-deserved.
Sgt. Dave Driscoll