about the awards
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.
This award recognizes the Telecommunicator who handled a critical incident in an exemplary manner that positively affected its outcome.
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.
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:
Fire Communications Division Chief
Spokane Fire Dept. - C.C.C.
1620 N Rebecca
Spokane, WA 99217
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.
Above Photo: 2012 Winner of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance Award:
Christine Law - CENCOM
Above Photo: 2012 Winner of the Technician of the Year for Sustained Superior Performance Award
Alex Bulat - KITTCOM
Above Photo: 2012 Winners of the Telecommunicator of the Year for Exemplary Handling of a Critical Incident Award
Jeff West - CENCOM
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