BATAVIA — Genesee County’s emergency dispatchers are being recognized for National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week. The Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center is comprised of 25 men and women who dispatch to five local police agencies/New York State Police; 19 fire departments/Emergency Management Service; three ambulance services; and 41 other agencies.

They are being recognized by Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr., the Genesee County Legislature and all emergency first responders, for their continued dedication, professionalism, and commitment to public service.

The Legislature will be issuing a proclamation at tonight’s meeting. The lights on the Old County Courthouse cupola will be changed to red, white and blue to acknowledge this week.

Emergency Services 911 Dispatchers are available around the clock for first responders and the public in time of need. Officials said many people do not think about the seemingly nameless, faceless individuals until they experience actual emergencies themselves.

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