This week we celebrate the people that often don’t get the recognition they deserve. National Telecommunicator Week is an annual campaign dedicated to acknowledging call takers, dispatchers, and everyone else behind the scenes for their role in public safety.
They are responsible for helping us through some of the most nerve-racking and heartbreaking moments.
Going behind the scenes, was an eye-opening experience, to see what they really do.
Assistant Supervisor at North Dakota State Radio, Katie Schmidt says, “There was a really funny call when this little boy called 911 because a squirrel climbed up on a flag pole and he wanted to save the squirrel…and it was adorable.”
The North Dakota State Radio employs nearly 100 people in our state and covers 25 counties.