about the awards

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Telecommunicator of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance
This award recognized the Telecommunicator who has maintained work performance far beyond what is normally required during the year.

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Technician of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance

This award recognizes Technicians in all technological aspects of the communications center, including but not limited to radio, computers, phones, etc., who has maintained work performance far beyond what is normally expected or required during the year, or he/she has taken extreme measures to install or restore communications under adverse conditions.

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Telecommunicator of the Year for Exemplary Handling of a Critical Incident

This award recognizes the Telecommunicator who handled a critical incident in an exemplary manner that positively affected its outcome.

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Telecommunicator of the Year Team Award

This award recognizes the emergency communication team that handled an unforeseen or unusually challenging situation causing each nominee to handle additional responsibilities in addition to their regularly assigned duties. Nominees used uncommon methods to problem solve, teamwork to create a solution, and together were instrumental in making a difference in the outcome of the event.

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Do you have questions about the process? Please email Jay Atwood: jatwood(at)spokanefire(dot)org or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Mail your applications to:

Jay Atwood
Fire Communications Division Chief
Spokane Fire Dept. - C.C.C.
1620 N Rebecca
Spokane, WA 99217
Office:(509) 532-8901


 

telecommunicator of the year WINNERS

There are four categories to recognize public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty. Nominations are open until February 28, 2014.

Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance Award
 
Above Photo: 2012 Winner of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance Award:

Christine Law - CENCOM

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Winners of the Technician of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance Award
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Alex Bulat - KITTCOM

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Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Exemplary Handling of a Critical Incident Award
Above Photo: 2012 Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Exemplary Handling of a Critical Incident Award

Jeff West - CENCOM

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Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year Team Award
Above Photo: 2012 Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year Team Award

Alison Barlow, Patricia McIntosh, Britney Casey, Jennifer Gildehaus, Karina Putnam-Kaminski, Diana Cowan and Grace Larsen - ValleyCom

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