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City of Columbia salutes 9-1-1 operators

In honor of National Telecommunicators week, public safety officials saluted the Emergency 9-1-1 team.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In honor of National Telecommunicators week, the City of Columbia recognized the Columbia-Richland Emergency 9-1-1 (CRC 9-1-1) Team on Friday morning with a “First Responders Salute.”

The motorcade salute included vehicles from the Columbia Fire Department, Columbia Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County EMS and the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

The procession was led by public safety officials, who walked the route in a show of solidarity and greeted and wave at the CRC 9-1-1 team. 

Credit: City of Columbia

Those working at the CRC 9-1-1 Headquarters were able watch from their windows. Off-duty call takers and dispatchers greeted waved from the street as they practiced social distancing.