Preston Honors Broome County Dispatchers

Binghamton, NY – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston joined Broome County Legislator Scott Baker and Director of Emergency Services Jerry Marinich to recognize the employees of the Broome County 9-1-1 dispatch center as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

“These men and women provide an invaluable service to not only our community, but also to our emergency responders,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.  “They are responsible for helping a caller feel safe and secure, while reassuring them that help is on the way, and providing pertinent information to the emergency responders.”

Last year alone, Emergency Dispatchers answered more than 500,000 calls and dispatched emergency crews to over 200,000 incidents in Broome County.

“We as a community cannot thank our dispatchers enough, says Director of Emergency Services Jerry Marinich.  “They are our champions that you never see.”

"The dedicated employees at the 911 Center are often the first emergency services personnel an individual in distress talks to about an emergency," said Legislator and Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee Chairman Scott Baker.  "As a paramedic and volunteer firefighter, I know first hand how critical these staff are to ensuring that we respond quickly and with as much information about the situation as possible.  I'm honored to be able to recognize them and thank them for their service to the community."

There are 44 full time and 13 part time dispatchers in Broome County. 

The 9-1-1 dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

They dispatch calls to 35 fire departments, 9 EMS departments and over a dozen law enforcement agencies throughout Broome County.

“It takes a very special person to be able to do this job on a daily basis and I can’t thank our wonderful and talented group enough for what they do for our community,” says Preston.




04/14/2016 - 2:25pm