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‘911, what’s your emergency?’

Wayne County 911 staff are presented with certificates of appreciation.
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By L.A.K. McKean
April 24, 2013

People seldom meet the calm and reassuring voice of the person on the other end of the phone who answers at the time of crisis. These voices belong to devoted and dedicated staff of Wayne County’s 911. They are stationed in a room ready to take calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

According to county commissioner Wendell Kay, five years ago Wayne County encountered difficulties and problems with communication in an emergency, but now, with the staff of 911, they have created a wave of communication. Commissioner Jonathan Fritz said that the staff is always cool and professional and do a “rock solid job.”

At the meeting on April 18, the Wayne County Commissioners, in recognition of their fine efforts to provide help to the community, presented the staff with certificates of appreciation. Another certificate went out to employee William McKennel recognizing him as Dispatcher of the Year.

In other news, Tabatha Deminglio resigned as a full-time correction officer at the Wayne County Correctional facility effective April 5 and George Kumburis of Shohola, PA has been hired as a security lieutenant, effective May 6. Four new part-time van drivers for Wayne County Transportation have been hired. They are William J. Gillette of Waymart, Thomas L. Lamberton of Lake Ariel, Kevin Schlosser of Beach Lake and Gerald Zintel of Lake Ariel. All four hold CDL licenses.

A certificate of recognition has been presented to Lawrence Stark. He will be celebrating his 100th birthday on May 10 at Bethany Village.