Our Quad Cities: Bill to support emergency dispatchers signed into law

Emergency dispatchers will now be able to access many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) and State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) that was signed into law last week.

“Dispatchers have an incredibly tough, stressful and important job, dealing with emergencies and working to get the right assistance to people who desperately need help in a timely manner,” said Sen. Anderson. “As a firefighter, I know the important and vital role dispatchers have as they assist us in our work to save lives and protect property. They are the first step in the process of responding to emergencies and should be recognized as such.”

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