BILLS TO REDEFINE EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATORS FROM CLERICAL TO FIRST RESPONDER
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES NOW
APCO and NENA have been working to promote a bill in the Iowa House and Senate that would make permanent changes in the law to designate all emergency operators as Public Safety Telecommunicators and to add first responder to the definition of the job. We have recently run into some stumbling blocks with members in the House and Senate who don’t support the legislation. These folks are expressing their opposition to their leadership. It is time for members of APCO and NENA to tell your legislators to support this important legislation. This bill would bring the definition up to date with the reality of the job you do each day. It will help with workforce recruitment and retention and provide the recognition all emergency telecommunicators deserve.