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

Welcome to the first newsletter for Richmond DEC staff. You will receive a new issue in your email on the first day of each month.
We want to hear from you. Let us know what you think .
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Name this newsletter, win a day off!

What do you think we should name this newsletter? Richmond PD has its "Blue Line Times" and DEC used to have "10-14." So what do we want to call this new newsletter? Submit your suggestion and then vote for the winner in February's newsletter. The employee who submits the selected name will get an admin day off and recognition in the March newsletter, which will be redesigned with the new name.
Construction to continue through most of 2018
Construction of a training center addition and expanded parking lot at the Richmond emergency communications center that began in September 2017 is expected to be completed in October 2018.  
Continue reading to find out what you can look forward to as construction progresses.
November/December in review
Staff greet grateful attendees at Christmas parade
DEC representatives walked and rode in the new van during the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade on Dec. 2 through downtown Richmond. Thousands lining the parade route thanked staff members as they accepted free pencils, high fives and 911 tips over the loudspeaker. At least one person yelled out, "Thank you for saving my life." Be on the lookout for your chance to sign up to join the next parade!
Resident delivers holiday cookies
In February 2017, Maureen Bergin called 911 about her co-worker, then later wrote, "Please relay to Communica tor Watkins that she probably did save a life this morning." On Dec. 20, Bergin delivered cookies to thank the emergency communications staff.
Senior communications officer retires with 30 years of service
Nancy Morey started working for the city of Richmond as an emergency medical technician on Nov. 16, 1987.
Continue reading about her most memorable calls, advice for others and retirement plans.
Richmond DEC | 804-646-5911 | www.richmondgov.com/EmergencyCommunications