Toronto Police Service
Media advisory, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, lobby, Communicators week-kick off, award ceremony and multilingual 9-1-1 PSA video launch
Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 5:00 AM
On Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., in the lobby of headquarters, Communication Services Superintendent Elizabeth Byrnes will kick off Communicators Week.
Chief William Blair, Toronto Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul Raftis and Toronto Fire Services Chief William Stewart will present awards to the recipients of the Communicator of the Year award for each of the respective services.
The 2011 award recipients are Communications Operator Bruce Smith, of the Toronto Police Service; Emergency Medical Dispatcher Natalie Silver, of Toronto Emergency Medical Services; and Captain Brian Gislason, of Toronto Fire Services.
During the kick-off, a series of 9-1-1 instructional videos, in 20 different languages, including ASL will be released. The videos were created by TPS employees and are supported by our emergency services partners, Toronto EMS and TFS.
Gary Malkowski, Special Advisor to the President of The Canadian Hearing Society, Public Affairs; and Latha Sukumar, Executive Director of Multilingual Community Interpreter Services will also be in attendance.
The conference will be broadcast on the Bell TOC and will be signed by The Canadian Hearing Society.
Constable Wendy Drummond, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Elizabeth Byrnes, Communications Services
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