Pitt County marks telecommunicators week

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 8:45 PM EDT
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The second week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Pitt County's 9-11 communications center has five people per 12 hour long shifts, answering emergency calls everyday.

They say in one day they average between 200-300 calls.

Each member is trained to give CPR, cardiac and birthing instructions, as paramedics are dispatched to the callers location.

The director of Pitt County's 911 center says training that has saved many lives.

In appreciation, dispatchers have been provided lunch by local fire departments and law enforcement agencies to thank them for what they do.