Evansville (WEHT) – It’s National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

It’s a week to honor those who are there for us in our worst times.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke read a proclamation for the dispatchers at the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Dispatch Center.

The mayor put on a dispatcher’s headphones to see what it’s like to answer emergency calls.

National Public Telecommunicators week officially began in 1981.

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(This story was originally published on April 15, 2019)