Volume 1, Number 2 | February 2018
Monthly news and information
For Richmond's 'First of the First Responders'

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What do you think we should name this newsletter? Vote for the winner now from the suggested names. The last day to vote is Feb. 16, and the winner will be the name with the most votes. The employee who submitted the selected name will get an admin day off and recognition in the March newsletter, which will be redesigned with the new name.
Ambulance Authority integrated into CAD
Richmond’s Department of Emergency Communications and the Richmond Ambulance Authority now share an integrated computer-aided dispatch system. Read the complete news release.
Meet your new coworkers
January in review
Richmond one of first in nation to start using FirstNet
DEC recently began testing the new system that provides a wireless broadband network for the exclusive use of public safety officials. FirstNet has created a video featuring Richmond's use of the system, featuring some of our staff.

CO of the Year, Supervisor
of the Year selected
CO Rodney DeBerry has been named CO of the year for 2017, and ACOS Nicole Tyrell has been named Supervisor of the Year for 2017. Congratulations to both!

Ready to hit the trail
Congratulations to J. Craig Gwynne,
day operations supervisor, on his retirement after 30 years of service. His retirement plans include a thru-hike of the Appalachian trail.
New public relations committees hold first meetings

Two new committees kicked off with meetings in January: DEC's PR committee and the Capital Region Text-to-911 PR committee. The Text-to-911 committee is working on a public education campaign to inform all Capital Region residents of how and when to use text-to-911. The DEC PR committee is working on creating a positive public view of DEC. Everyone is welcome to offer ideas and suggestions!

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