SACRAMENTO- In recognition of 9-1-1 for Kids Education Week and 9-1-1 Heroes’ & Dispatcher’s Day, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) honored a group of 9-1-1 dispatchers on the Assembly Floor.
“As an EMT of over 30 years, I know how important dispatchers are to the emergency response system,” said Rodriguez. “They are often the calm voice amid chaos. I am proud to be able to honor their contributions and recognize the 9-1-1 for Kids program.”
9-1-1 for Kids works to help educate California children about the 9-1-1 system and how to use it in an emergency. The organization also works to acknowledge the 9-1-1 operators who are the backbone of the system.
The resolution presented by Rodriguez declares the week of April 11 as 9-1-1 for Kids Education Week. It is observed through public awareness events; training activities for parents and teachers; and educational events in schools.
Joining Assemblymember Rodriguez on the State Assembly Floor for the ceremony were public safety dispatchers from across California. Accepting the resolution on behalf of 9-1-1 for kids was Tim Brown, former Oakland Raider and Notre Dame football player who serves as the National Chairman of the 9-1-1 for kids program.
April 14th is also 9-1-1 Heroes’ & Dispatcher’s Day.
Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.