April 1, 2020

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 12 – 18, 2020

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The 911 Dispatchers of Seekonk are considered public safety telecommunicators. Every year during the second week of April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This is a week-long event to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. They are largely unseen, but are every bit as vital to the safety of the public and responders. Often working long hours, late nights, holiday, and weekends they are occasionally overlooked for all that they do.

These telecommunicators are not sworn personnel, but civilians and work alongside firefighters and police officers. This department dispatches police, fire, and emergency medical services while also answering 911 and all non-emergency business lines. The telecommunicators handle thousands of calls for service each year, maintain several certifications, and maintain 24-hour coverage. The communications center is staffed with two personnel at all times and is operational 365 days a year. These men and women serve as the first point of contact for citizens and are the link which connects the community to public safety services.

Please take a moment to recognize the efforts of these selfless individuals and the years of service they have provided to the town of Seekonk.

Ronald Rickey – 19 years of service
Roberto Costa – 13 years of service
Katherine Cardoza – 12 years of service
Jodi Pacheco – 10 years of service
Nicholas Rondeau – 8 years of service
Melissa Zasowksi – 5 years of service
Thomas Desserres – 4 years of service
Taylor Cordeiro – 1 year of service

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the Town of Seekonk.

Shawn Cadime
Town Administrator

David Andrade
Chairperson, Board of Selectmen

Nelson Almeida
Vice Chairperson, Board of Selectmen

David F. Viera
Clerk, Board of Selectmen

Justin Sullivan
Board of Selectmen

Christopher Zorra
Board of Selectmen

Carol-Ann Days
Director of Communications

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