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South Dakota to recognize emergency dispatchers

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota is recognizing emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week next week.

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota is recognizing emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week next week.

National Public Safety Telecommunications week is meant to be a time when citizens can thank public safety men and women who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals and equipment during times of crisis.

The week runs April 14-20.

State 9-1-1 Coordinator Shawnie Rechtenbaugh in the Department of Public Safety says dispatchers work tirelessly to answer emergency calls, dispatch responders and provide life-saving instructions to South Dakotans.

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