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Saturday concludes National Telecommunications Week



Samantha Barnes on the job at E-911. (photo by Kami May)
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Saturday concludes National Telecommunications Week.

In previous years, the week has been surrounded by area businesses donating meals and prizes for the men and women who staffed Vicksburg Warren E-911.

Vicksburg Warren E-911 Commission met Feb. 19. Milton Moore, Gerald Briggs, Shane Garrard, John Elfer and Martin Pace. (photo by David Day)

This year, as was the case in 2020, efforts have been greatly scaled back.

Considered the first line of defense in public safety, far too often the pressure-fueled job goes unnoticed. These men and women deal with a high volume of intense calls, while deploying the needed resources to respond to a wide array of issues.

Emergency crews are prepared for the impending storms. (Photo by David Day)

Locally, the agency is headed by Director Shane Garrard, Deputy Director Bobby Rufus, along with Administrative Assistant Cindy Alkhatib.

We would be remiss if we didn’t take an opportunity to thank them for the job they have chosen to undertake. Your friends at VDN salute you and say thank you for your service to our community!

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