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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 9-15, and Buncombe County is celebrating by profiling some of our 911 dispatch team. The demands of Public Safety Telecommunications make it a challenging and rewarding job. Being the first, first responder takes a special type of person, and Buncombe County is proud to highlight some of our amazing 911 staff in their own words. Thanks to all our Public Safety Telecommunicators for your dedication to helping keep our community safe.
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Name: Samantha Dixon
Years as a Public Safety Telecommunicator (for Buncombe and other experience):
What made you want to become a Public Safety Telecommunicator? I wanted to help people and I have always been good at talking to people.
What is your favorite part of the job?
Helping other people through traumatic times in their life and being able to help the public.