ND APCO 2015 Dispatcher of the Year

The Red River Regional Dispatch Center is proud to announce that Communication Operator Janet Fischer has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the ND APCO’s Dispatcher of the Year Award.

Janet began her career as a 9-1-1 Communications Operator at RRRDC in April 2008, prior to joining RRRDC she worked as a dispatcher and police officer in Aberdeen, SD.

As described by nominator RRRDC Shift Supervisor Kristi Kanski, “Janet has all the attributes of a great dispatcher. She genuinely wants to help the public whether it’s for emergencies or just a question they might have. The compassion she displays each and every day with her coworkers, agencies we serve, as well as the public never waivers. She has the calming voice that anyone having a bad day, is glad to hear on the other end of the line. She is consistently calm, professional, proficient and reliable.”

Janet consistently demonstrates a dedication and enthusiasm for her work here at RRRDC. She is an excellent trainer and mentor to new employees. Janet conducts herself with dignity, kindness, and compassion even in the most chaotic circumstances.   She consistently demonstrates the level of professionalism RRRDC strives for in its daily operations.

APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide – and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

The ND APCO Board will be officially recognizing Janet for her achievements on September 22, 2015 at the 2015 Dakota 9-1-1 Conference held in Bismarck, ND.

Red River Regional Dispatch Center congratulates Janet for achieving this well-deserved award.