Telecommunications

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

by: Gayle Anderson, Reporter & Producer , Photographer, editor and co-producer Bob Keet , Web Producer Pablo Chacon, Jr.

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Gayle Anderson reports during National Labor Public Safety Telecommunications Week saving lives and dispatchers responsibilities at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Communications Center. This is a 24/7 operation that handles all emergency calls made by Californians based on urgency; from local issues to state wildfires.

The service’s call volume has increased significantly due to a number of new factors, including climate change and homeless encampment fires. Funding is needed for more staff and new IT equipment to deal with new emergencies in order to continue to provide first class safety and public service.

To learn more about the department and how you can help with the department’s mission, visit their website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732, email [email protected] or Tweet/Instagram Gayle at ktlagayle.

These segments aired on KTLA 5 News on April 13, 2022.