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DATAMARK Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week

April 13, 2022

St. Johns County¬†Sheriff’s Office Selected for Top Award

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, this week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community by celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week (NPSTW). Held annually during the second week of April, NPSTW recognizes telecommunications personnel across the nation who serve communities, citizens and public safety personnel 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

During DATAMARK Orbit, DATAMARK’s third annual virtual conference, the firm announced the winner of its Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Prizes, which included gift baskets and a top award of 24-hours of catering covering every shift at a 9-1-1 center during NPSTW. DATAMARK Orbit attendees had the opportunity to nominate their local PSAP and out of dozens of entries, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, located in St. Augustine, Florida, was selected to receive 24-hours of catering. The winning nomination read: “St. Johns County PSAP is a family of dispatchers from the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue, call-takers, supervisors, managers, service contractors, MSAG and GIS personnel. We are a well-oiled machine that ensures the front line of public safety needs are met without losing a beat.”

 “Our organization consists of many former dispatchers, 9-1-1 directors, and emergency responders. Throughout the year, and especially during NPSTW, we do everything we can to give back to this community of telecommunications professionals that we serve and frequently partner with,” said Jason Bivens, ENP, Vice President of DATAMARK. “9-1-1 Telecommunicators act as the first line of communication when a member of the public encounters an emergency. We extend a warm thank you to those who have dedicated their lives to helping others. The sacrifices they make help to create safer communities and save lives every day.”

Additional winners of corresponding sponsor prizes for NPSTW include Dearborn County Communications in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and the Texas City Police Department in Texas City, Texas.

By: Stephanie McCowat

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