Thanking Henderson County 911 During National Telecommunications Week

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is celebrated from April 14th to April 20th. Pictured is Henderson County’s 911 Dispatch team.
Photo Submitted / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Henderson County’s 911 Dispatch has been one of the best innovations since phones started to dot our countryside in the 1910’s. This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 14-20), and if you haven’t thanked your friendly neighborhood 911 dispatcher, then this is a great time to do so! Pam Tolley was kind enough a few weeks ago to give me a tour of the 911 facility at the Henderson County Criminal Justice Center. State of the art communications equipment bedeck the walls and a central telecom area that is as impressive as the professionals who man the equipment twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, linking law enforcement, emergency personnel, and first responders in what is many times a…

For the complete story, see the April 17th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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