This year, Monday, April 13, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015 is proclaimed by the City of Toronto as 9-1-1 Telecommunicator’s Week. Every year, the second week of April is dedicated to 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, the first of the first responders in an emergency.
The week is dedicated to honour and show appreciation for the lifesaving communications services provided by police, fire, and ambulance telecommunicators. Although they are not as visible as the men and women who arrive at the scene of emergencies, they are just as important.
In September 2001, the inaugural Telecommunicator of the Year Awards were held at the Rogers Centre. Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and Toronto Paramedic Services all participated in the awards, which have now become an annual event.
This year’s awards were held at Toronto Police Service Headquarters on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., The Master of Ceremonies was Kevin Frankish of City TV’s Breakfast Television.