LONE STAR RESPONDERS
Texas has become the first state to reclassify its 911 telecommunicators and include them as first responders alongside peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. It is cause for celebration.
The North Central Texas Emergency Communications District will host a 911 First Responder commencement ceremony on Thursday to mark the new designation spelled out in Texas House Bill 1090, which became law on Sunday and ensures the reclassification. Prior to the legislation, the 911 folks had been classified as secretaries.