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Hunterdon County commissioners recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Highlights Communications Division’s Dedication To The Job and Residents

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners recently recognized April 11th through April 17th as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and approved a resolution in support of the designated week.

Commissioner Board Director Susan J. Soloway said, “Emergencies can occur at any time, day or night, and require police, fire, or emergency medical services. The prompt response of emergency personnel is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property, something not possible without our Telecommunicators and the Communications Division.”

Public Safety Telecommunicators at the County’s 9-1-1 center are on the job twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and answer calls from all twenty-six municipalities to ensure that residents in every community are kept safe. The recent pandemic saw an increase in the volume and seriousness of the calls, with changes required at the 9-1-1 center to protect workers as they answered calls, but the work continued without interruption to keep Hunterdon residents safe.

“Hunterdon County’s Public Safety Telecommunicators have contributed substantially to the continued safety of our municipalities as they are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with our emergency services,” Soloway said.

In a statement addressing Public Safety Director Brayden J. Fahey, Director Soloway said, “It is with great honor that the Board of Commissioners recognizes its Telecommunications team, not just this, but every week. It is important to honor the men and women whose diligence and professionalism which keeps our county, its residents and those who visit, safe.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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