FCC Commissioner visits Greenfield Public Safety Officials

Congressman Greg Pence Welcomes FCC Commissioner to Greenfield
Pence and Hancock County Public Safety Officials Showcase 911 Dispatch Center

Greenfield, IN – Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) along with Hancock County’s Public Safety Officials welcomed FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to Greenfield, Indiana to tour the Hancock County 9-1-1 Dispatch center.“As the federal representative for Greenfield, and Hancock County – we are always appreciative when we have the opportunity to host federal agency heads to help them get a greater understanding of the unique challenges we face in rural areas,” said Congressman Pence. “Our first responders in Hancock County and across Indiana work around the clock to keep us safe, and do an outstanding job with swift and coordinated emergency responses. On behalf of Indiana’s Sixth District, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Commissioner Carr for visiting Indiana to recognize the critical work these Hoosiers do.”“I was honored to join Congressman Pence at the Hancock County 911 call center and express our gratitude for the selfless service of these public safety heroes,” said FCC Commissioner Carr. “Our work back in Washington benefits greatly from hearing directly from the public safety community about the communications policies that will help them carry out their missions.”“Having Commissioner Carr and Representative Pence visit our public safety communications center speaks volumes about what we’re doing here,” said Hancock County Sheriff Brad Burkhart. “I was honored to have them show their support for Hancock County, and it lets me know we’re leading the way in public safety and how we serve our community.”“We were thrilled to have Commissioner Carr and Representative Pence visit and see firsthand the technologies our dispatchers use in helping our community. Technical advancements like RapidSOS in cell phones, along with upcoming NextGen911, make this an exciting time for the 911 profession,” said Greg Duda, Public Information Officer at the Hancock County 911 Center. “Their interest in dispatch mental health and more importantly, federal reclassification of 911 dispatchers, was great news to our team. After Indiana reclassified dispatch, we’d like to see 911 dispatchers across the country get the recognition they deserve. Commissioner Carr and Representative Pence taking time out to visit our frontline 911 dispatchers and offer their support, was greatly appreciated.”

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