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Cayman Islands postage stamps honor Emergency Services & 9-1-1 Dispatchers

Date: 2012-09-07
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The Cayman Islands Postal Service is honoring Emergency Services personnel with five commemorative stamps. The stamps, issued by this British territory in the western Caribbean on August 30th, depict the various ways in which these first responder units provide safety and security to the community and are issued in denominations of 20¢ (RCIPS Marine Unit); 25¢ (Ambulance Service); 75¢ (Fire Service); $1.50 (9-1-1) and $2 (Helicopter). The five stamps show the many roles that the first responders play in emergency situations.

Additionally, to broaden the stamps’ appeal, the Stamp Advisory Committee (SAC) decided to include children and underscore the need for them to learn about emergency responses, including the 9-1-1 number in the event they need to use it, said Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow.

Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Postal Service Juliana O’Connor-Connolly thanked SAC and Postmaster General for their hard work and for paying tribute to first responders.  “Emergency Services are at the cornerstone of our society and these brave men and women often put their lives on the line for us daily.  Let’s face it, this is not just a job to them, this is a calling and for that we thank them,” she added.

“As the Director of Public Safety Communications and responsible for 9-1-1, I want to thank the Postmaster General and the Deputy Premier for including 9-1-1 Public Safety Communications in this stamp issue,” wrote Brent Finster, Cayman Islands’ 9-1-1 Director.  “To my knowledge, this is the first time that our profession has ever been honored by a postage stamp in the world.”

9-1-1 was established in the Cayman Islands in 1996 to answer emergency and non-emergency telephone calls 24 hours per day from the Communications Centre located in downtown George Town. Prior to that, residents called 9-9-9 (the police) to process emergency calls.

- Via Cayman Islands News Service (<- click to read full story)

 

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Posted by: bfinster
Date: 2012-09-07 21:07:52
Company: Cayman Islands Government
Title: Director of Public Safety Communications
Subject: Cayman Islands postage stamp

Thanks for posting this Randall. All of our telecommunicators thoroughly enjoy and appreciate this unique recognition for their job.

 
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