Those in the Public Safety world know it all starts with the heroic efforts of our Telecommunicators. They are the remarkable individuals who calmly and competently take our 9-1-1 calls every day. Yet, for everyone else, it’s not always realized just how critical a role our Telecommunicators play in responding to an emergency like those of our responders dispatched to the scene.
So, to honor Telecommunicators everywhere and create awareness of what they do, we have had the distinct honor to record a few brave men and women and learn what’s important to them about their life-saving work.
On behalf of Motorola Solutions, thank you to the individuals who took the time to share their stories with us. Please know we stand in awe of the work you do every day to keep us safe. It's rarely seen, but always heard and appreciated.
Here’s to our Thin Gold Line.
Deidra Messenger, Sedgwick County, KS, describes what’s important to her about the work she's devoted 30 years to doing.
Lee Hicks, Okaloosa County, FL, shares why doing something greater than himself and fulfilling a sense of duty offer such tremendous satisfaction.
Holli Lee, Okaloosa County, FL, is a 22-year veteran who has heard so much. Despite it all, her unwavering commitment and professional spirit shine through.
Bonnie Hood, Burleson County, TX, explains why doing her work is a privilege and an honor – to be there when people need help most.
Austin Chisholm, Okaloosa County, FL, says helping save a person’s life and making sure first responders have the information they need is the most satisfying work he has ever done.
Steve Sinsel, Okaloosa County, FL, talks about why, for him, being a Public Safety Communications Technician is the best job in the world.
Michael Ibaugh, Okaloosa County, FL, tells why the right team makes a difference in his role as Telecommunicator, as well as a former Firefighter.