Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell, who also serves as the chairman of the Lake Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors, spoke highly of Lake County’s public safety telecommunicators at Board of County Commissioners meeting on April 8, 2014. As he presented a PROCLAMATION approved by the Board of County Commissioners recognizing April 13-19, 2014 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Lake County, Commissioner Cadwell emphasized, “We have great public servants in the Lake EMS and Sheriff’s Office Communications Centers who are the first responders to emergency and non-emergency callers. In Lake County we have a great partnership between these two government agencies who respond to citizens calls.”
The Lake EMS and Sheriff’s Office Communications Centers have been co-located since the opening of the Lake County Emergency Communications and Operations Center in Tavares in April 2012. The new 9-1-1 call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.