The Metacomet Post 1926, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Simsbury, CT
Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Simsbury Emergency Services Dispatchers
Earlier this month the Metacomet Post 1926, VFW, Simsbury, CT presented members of the Simsbury Emergency Dispatch staff with a national VFW certificate which stated, "In grateful recognition of unyielding adherence to the highest ideals of law enforcement in maintaining, providing and protecting the lawful rights of all citizens.” It was signed by John Romano, Simsbury VFW Post Commander and John Lamb, Post Quartermaster.
The presentation honors the seven dispatchers who are on call 24/7/365 to assist with medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, traffic stops, animal issues and other needs of its citizens. Dispatchers are often referred to as the voice in the dark. They may be the first contact made but are not the hands on, visual contact. They believe it takes all parts to help serve the communities in which they work. The Simsbury dispatchers have had approximately 13,700 calls for service. Their talent ranges from seasoned dispatchers with 22 years of experience through their most recent joining just ten months ago. They are trained and certified to dispatch police, medical and fire emergencies. The public is also able to participate in a Citizens Police Academy, run by the Community Resource Officer, which provides an opportunity for citizens to learn more about how the department operates and have a chance for some hands on activities.
Pictured in the photo attached are (left to right): Lee Wilson, Commander Third District, VFW and member of Simsbury Post 1926; John Romano, Commander VFW Post 1926; Laurie Michael; Mindie Post; Susan Everest; Mariann Zebedeo; John Lamb, Quartermaster VFW Post 1926; and John Fox, Senior Vice Commander, VFW Post 1926. Not pictured are dispatchers Donna Anderson, Jeremiah Kenney and Jessica Paszkowski.