Valley Com hosts academy June 1; public invited

Agency awarded for budgeting practices

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:07pm
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Have you ever wondered how a 911 center works? What happens when you call 911?

Valley Communications Center 911 in Kent is sponsoring a one-day academy to introduce the public to the world of emergency communications.

The class is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the center, 27519 108th Ave. SE.

Learn about the Valley Com’s national accredited 911 center and meet the people behind the headsets.

The academy will cover all aspects of the 911 process – from the moment an emergency call is received until the dispatcher dispatches a police or fire unit to the incident. Participants will gain firsthand experience of what happens when you call 911.

Limited class size. Registration and additional information about this class are available at valleycom.org.

For more information, call 253-372-1555.

Elsewhere

Valley Com recently received Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018/2019 biannual budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

The GFOA also recognized Tatyana Bogush-Stakhov, Valley Com’s finance manager, for being primarily responsible for the agency earning the award.

About Valley Com

In 1976, the mayors of the Cities of Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila entered in to an interlocal agreement to consolidate their police and fire dispatching services into one organization, and Valley Communications Center was created. In 2000, the city of Federal Way joined. Valley Com provides emergency communications for police, fire and medical agencies in South King County and is the largest combined 911 Com Center in King County.

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