Telecommunicators Honored with Proclamation and Plaque

Wyoming County Commissioners (top, seated, from left) Judy Mead, Tom Henry, and Ron Williams marked Telecommunicators Week with staff and management of the county’s 9-1-1 Center, including (standing, from left) deputy director Frank Miller, dispatchers Brad Killian, Tim Herron, Tim McCoy, and Lloyd Burton, and director Jeff Porter. Henry also presented Herron and McCoy (above, left) with a plaque acknowledging their Telecommunicator Team of the Year award for their diligence during a three-alarm fire at Procter & Gamble’s Exel Warehouse on Jan. 17.

Above photos and Story by Rick Hiduk

April 9 to 15 was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which proved especially poignant at the April 18 Wyoming County Commissioners meeting as two 9-1-1 dispatchers were singled out as recent recipients of a PA Association of Public Safety Communications award. Tim Herron and Tim McCoy were named APCO Telecommunicator Team of the Year for managing an overnight crisis in January when a serious fire threatened to overtake the Exel Warehouse in Washington Township (below).

Photo by Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company

The three-alarm fire on Jan. 17 involved 45 pieces of fire and EMT apparatus from six counties. Herron and McCoy were commended for their display of “professionalism and determination while simultaneously handling this major incident and other 9-1-1 business.”

Photo by Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company

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