April 12, 2011
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York to recognize unsung heroes of emergency response: 9-1-1 communicators

Tri-Services call takers and dispatchers to be honoured at ceremony TONIGHT
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will pay tribute to the 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers who play a critical role in emergency response across York Region at an award ceremony taking place tonight, Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
The event coincides with National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which takes place this year from April 10 to 16.
Two youth will also be recognized for their bravery and heroic actions in dialling 9-1-1 to assist ill family members.
WHO:  York Region 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers
WHAT: Tri-Services Communicator Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre Council Chambers
  17250 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: 905-830-4444 / toll-free 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1226
 Cell: 905-251-6415 / Email: ken.turriff@york.ca

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