December 3, 2020

Georgia Recognizes Dispatchers as First Responders

On January 14, 2020, Georgia recognizes dispatchers in groundbreaking legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 885, which recognizes 911 and public safety telecommunicators as first responders in Georgia. The Resolution identifies the critical roles performed, the stressful situations experienced and specialized equipment utilized by emergency communications personnel – while stating “without 9-1-1 and public safety telecommunicators adequate public safety cannot be achieved.” This Resolution ensures future policy consideration regarding first responders will include 911 and public safety telecommunicators.

The full text of the legislation is available at this link.

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