Local 9-1-1 dispatchers receive recognition amid virus pandemic
PHARR – It’s National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Officials say it takes a special person to answer emergency calls and to listen to a person at their worst moment.
Emergency 9-1-1 dispatchers are the silent heroes. A lifeline most callers never get to meet. Often times they’re the first ones on the scene of a crime, crash or fire. Not physically, but through a phone.
This year is special for dispatchers in Texas. They’re now considered first responders. A title well-deserved.
In the midst of the coronavirus, they continue to work harder than ever.
Watch the video above for the full story.
McAllen shop sticks with alternative logistics even after state allows reopening
Weslaco Fire Department's ambus serving as temporary health facility for COVID-19 patients
Starr County to end free COVID-19 testing
10-year-old from Mission qualifies for continental braille competition
Valley Made, Local Strong: Dad's Barber Shop