ABERDEEN, Wash. - National Telecommunicator Week begins this Monday, two local operators were honored yesterday when Grays Harbor E-911 Director Peggy Fouts announced the 2012 Telecommunicator Awards to a room full of police and fire chiefs. "Loanne Travess is recognized as the agency's 2012 Telecommunicator of the Year for outstanding sustained job performance."
Fouts said Travess was one of the first hires in 1992, and has received recognition multiple times throughout her career with E-911. Travess also received the "Special Projects" award for her work decorating the workplace.
The Outstanding Sustained Job Performance award is presented to a Telecommunicator who does an all around good job on a regular basis.
Honored for her response to a Critical Incident was Jaimie Green, she received the attached call last October when 64-year old Stephen McCully collapsed while reeling in his last fish on the Humptulips. McCully was transported to Grays Harbor Community hospital where he was pronounced dead, Fouts commended Green for her calm response in coordinating the rescue near Camp Bethel.
The intent of the Critical Incident Award is to focus on an employee’s calmness, ability to multi-task under an exceptional workload, attention to detail, and/or knowledge of obscure locations or unique procedures, all delivered with professionalism.