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Larimer County Emergency Communications Center Receives National Award

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Mar 20, 2014

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Jennifer Hillmann
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

The Colorado Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) are awarding the Larimer County Emergency Communications (Dispatch) Center the 2014 Center of the Year award. 
Nominated by the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA), The Larimer County Emergency Communications Center is being recognized for their excellence during the 2013 flood. The award will be shared with Communication Centers from Fort Collins Police Services, Estes Park Police Department, Loveland Police Department and the Longmont Department of Public Safety.
All of the communication centers will be recognized by Colorado APCO and NENA during the National Telecommunicators Week on April 18th, 2014 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Each nominee will receive a cash award and a plaque, emphasizing their extraordinary work during the historic September 2013 flooding.
Sheriff Smith said, "It is wonderful recognition and well-deserved. Our communications center is a tremendously valuable asset to the community and Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Their work on the unprecedented flooding last year is proof of how well they can handle the pressure of any situation. The professionalism and dedication displayed by our communications staff during such high stress events is to be commended."
Congratulations to the Larimer County Communications Center and all the other agencies sharing in this prestigious award.
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