King County recognizes Renton dispatcher
April 19, 2012 · 2:22 PM
King County has recognized four public employees for their outstanding contributions to the community’s health and safety as King County Emergency Medical Dispatchers of the Year.
This year’s award winners include Meggin Harris of Maple Valley and Kit Danichek of Renton from Valley Communications Center in Kent, and Stacey Montemayor of Seattle and Traci Caligiuri of Lake Stevens from Norcom Communications Center in Bellevue.
Danichek and Montemayor both received the award for sustained exemplary performance throughout the year.
Harris and Caligiuri both received their awards for exemplary handling of a critical Emergency Medical Services incident.
“When someone calls 911 for help, it’s the region’s emergency medical dispatchers that consistently provide information and care that’s needed,” said county Executive Dow Constantine. “They all deserve our thanks for their calm and steady service, and this year’s award winners deserve this special recognition.”
Part of King County’s world-class Emergency Medical Services/Medic One system, emergency medical dispatchers protect the public’s health and safety with critical medical advice to callers and by making quick decisions about the best emergency medical care.
The awards were presented last week during National Public Safety Telecommunicators.
King County Emergency Medical Services operates in a partnership with four dispatch centers, six paramedic providers, and 35 fire departments.