National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week

TUPELO, MS: In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams. The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often unseen and unknown for the critical role they play in coordinating first response and lifesaving efforts. The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) divisions rely on the quick decisions and effective responses the Parkway telecommunicators make each day. 

Even though we seldom see the Parkway telecommunicators, their impact is crucial to our daily operations and is never unappreciated. Our telecommunicators are the critical link between the Parkway, communities, visitors, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire management. We are grateful that they courageously shoulder the invaluable responsibility of serving our community and especially through this COVID-19 event. Take the time to say “THANK YOU” to the “first of the first responders” who are always here when you need them. 

For more information about the Parkway, please visit or call (800) 305-7417.