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Oneida County's emergency dispatchers help from behind the scenesSubmitted: 04/17/2019
Story By Stephen Goin

Oneida County's emergency dispatchers help from behind the scenes
ONEIDA COUNTY - Emergency dispatchers have a pretty exciting job but they mostly work behind the scenes. 

At the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers answer calls made to 911, morning and night, every day of the year.

They send out police, medics and other first responders to Oneida and sometimes the surrounding counties. They handle just under 900 calls during an average week.

In honor of Safety Telecommunicators Week, we're shining a light on just how difficult the job can be.

See the video above for more.




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