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Hunterdon Commissioners Recognize Two Outstanding Telecommunicators for their Service and Dedication


The Hunterdon Board of Commissioners celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunicators week at the April 5th Commissioner meeting.


The board recognized Public Safety and OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey with a proclamation to be hung at the Hunterdon County 9-1-1 call center, in recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators, who are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; .


Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety;


Hunterdon County’s Public Safety Telecommunicators have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients; and each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year;

The Board of County Commissioners declared the week of April 10th through April 16th, 2022, to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, in Hunterdon County, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keeps our County and citizens safe.


Emily Stiff, Senior Telecommunicator, recognized for her exemplary job performance.


Hunterdon Commissioners Recognize Two Outstanding Telecommunicators for their Service and Dedication
Pictured Left to Right: Sheriff Fred Brown, Supervising Telecommunicator William Powel, Senior Telecommunicator Emily Stiff, Board Director John Lanza, Public Safety & OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey

The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners recognized Senior Telecommunicator, Emily Stiff for her exemplary job performance in the first quarter of 2022

Emily Stiff went above and beyond her duties while assisting a 9-1-1 caller in need during a life-threatening domestic violence situation.

Emily Stiff’s caller was unable to speak during the call, but Emily was able to obtain pertinent details from the caller, while at the same time, initiating law enforcement to the location, and kept the caller on the line offering reassurance until help reached the victim.


On March 8th , 2022, Ms. Stiff was recognized by SAFE in Hunterdon, an organization that helps serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Hunterdon County, for her commendable actions and professionalism in handling this emergency.

The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners thanks Senior Telecommunicator Emily Stiff for her lifesaving help and assistance to the caller, and for her outstanding job performance and training.


Recognizing Hunterdon County Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator Bill Powell on becoming a Certified Homeland Protection Professional.


Pictured Left to Right: Sheriff Fred Brown, Supervising Telecommunicator William Powel, Senior Telecommunicator Emily Stiff, Board Director John Lanza, Public Safety & OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey
Pictured Left to Right: Sheriff Fred Brown, Supervising Telecommunicator William Powel, Senior Telecommunicator Emily Stiff, Board Director John Lanza, Public Safety & OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey

William Powell recently completed the requirements to earn the Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) designation.


The CHPP program was established by the National Sheriff’s Association’s Global Center for Public Safety and this designation creates a group of Homeland Protection Professional who are prepared to help their organizations to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from all hazards that may happen.


William Powell’s knowledge and skills in the field of homeland security combined with his enhanced training demonstrate his commitment to the safety and well-being of the residents of Hunterdon County, State of New Jersey, and the United States of America.


William Powell continues to enjoy a proud career in Emergency Management and Communications on behalf of the County of Hunterdon.


The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners recognizes William Powell for his dedicated service to the County of Hunterdon, and all its residents; and extends its best wishes and congratulations to William Powell on his new designation as a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP)

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