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04/16/2019 04Ai Tele Communicators Week ProclamationITEM TITLE: SUBMITTED BY: BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT 1 Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: April 16, 2019 Tele Communicators Week proclamation CaIly Price, Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Brad Coughenour to accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Tele Communicators Week proclamation Upload Date 2/26/2019 Type Co\er Memo 2 CITYOF YAlIMf PRO CLA9KATIOX WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that require Caw enforcement, fire or emergency medical -services; and WHEREAS, EAS, when an emergency occurs it is the prompt response of Caw enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical -service providers that is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and `Gh'JiEEEAS, the safety of our Caw enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical -service providers is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the 'Yakima County's E911 Communications Center, known as SunComm; and WHEREAS; emergency call takers and dispatchers are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and WHEREAS, emergency call takers and dispatchers are the single vital linkfor our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical -service providers by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information andensuring their safety; and SAS, AS, emergency call takers and dispatchers of SunComm have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires, and treatment of patients; and (GIAXEREAS, each emergency call -taker and dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding, professionalism, and displayed untiring efforts during their assigned shifts in the past year; NOW TIFERETORE, 1, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of 'Yakima and on behalf of the 'Yakima City Council- do hereby proclaim the weekofApril14-20, 2019 as (NATIONAL 'FELE CO!1!1 Q)WICA2OR S WEEK" in the City of 'Yakima, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our City and citizens safe. Dated this 16th day of April- 2019 Kathy Coffey, SYLayor