9-1-1 Manager Joanie Rote from Klamath 9-1-1 Communications District will graduate the telecommunications academy in Salem Friday.

The graduation is scheduled on Friday November 9th.

Congratulations and thank you for your service and dedication to the community.

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 111th Basic Telecommunications Class.

The two-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

Basic Telecommunications #111 Graduation will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100.  The guest speaker is Director Cheryl Bledsoe of Clackamas County 9-1-1.