County Comment: Emergency Communications Center Honored

County Comment
Emergency Communications Center Honored
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer

In the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on March 15th, Department of Emergency Services (DES) 9-1-1 Fire and Rescue Communications Center Chief Bardonna Woods, Deputy Chief Roy Lescaleet and Assistant Chief Jennifer Swisher accepted a Commissioners' Certificate of Excellence for the Communications Center.
Commissioners' President Greg Snook, on behalf of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, presented the Certificate.
As part of an annually required inspection, Gordon Deans, Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Number Systems Board toured the 9-1-1 center in Washington County. The center met or exceeded expectations in all respects.
In a letter to DES Dean stated "your citizens are currently being well served by a team of very competent people who take public safety seriously".