Thank you to the many members who responded to our second Call to Action and submitted formal comments urging the federal government to reclassify Public Safety Telecommunicators as "Protective" occupations. We are still encouraging members, their colleagues, and supporters to continue to file personalized comments that include specific examples that highlight how public safety telecommunicators protect and save the lives of the general public and responders here. As a reminder, formal comments are due by September 20.
As a next step, we are asking members to contact elected officials in Congress. Go here to send a letter to your U.S. Senators and key U.S. Representatives explaining the importance of reclassification. There will also be an opportunity to submit letters during APCO’s conference in Orlando from the APCO Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall on Monday and Tuesday. If you need assistance or have questions, APCO Government Relations staff will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.