Dodge County Emergency Management Officials Praise Dispatchers

(Juneau) Officials with the Dodge County Emergency Management expressed their admiration for those who work in the county’s dispatch center. Each year the second week of April is recognized for the field of professionals who work in the sphere of Public Safety Communications. Emergency Management Director Amy Nehls says dispatchers have to be ready for anything. She says when her department utilizes their mobile command trailer to an active incident dispatch members will often come and work right at the scene. Nehls says dispatchers are tremendous at handling stress and cannot speak highly enough about them.  During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Deputy Emergency Management Director Joe Meagher says multi-tasking is key for those who work as a communications officer. In a press release issued by Communications Officer Peter Kaczmarski, he says in 2016 Dodge County dispatch handled over 142,000 incoming and outgoing calls. Kaczmarski adds in addition to answering 911 calls, they answer non-emergency calls as well.