For law enforcement rangers, ensuring the safety of millions of visitors along 469 miles of road in two states is no small feat on an ordinary day. Now, they are seeing a large influx of people looking to find comfort in the outdoors during this difficult time.
Your generosity laid the groundwork for making this a safer time for visitors and rangers. In 2012, your donations funded the construction of a Parkway Communications Center at National Park Service headquarters in Asheville, N.C. It provided a secure, dedicated work environment and state-of-the art radio communications network.
And just last year, your gifts funded a new Computer Automated Dispatch system to streamline how dispatchers assist rangers and local emergency responders with access to immediate mapping, site details, and background information. During periods such as these, when staff are even more isolated, the ability for law enforcement staff to reliably and efficiently communicate with dispatch and each other is more important than ever.
Thank you for investing in the protection of your fellow Parkway travelers and the rangers who strive to make every visit a safe one.