Delaware County Emergency Services Holds Recruitment for Local Students

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Released: February 23, 2023

As part of a public outreach, education, and recruitment initiative for the 911 Center, Delaware County Emergency Services (DES) partnered with Delaware County Technical High Schools to host an information and recruitment session on Thursday, February 23.

Over 40 students enrolled in the Delaware County Technical Schools’ Emergency and Protective Services Program visited Delaware County’s 911 Center in Lima to get an inside look at how the 911 Center and Emergency Services Department functions.

Students were given a tour of the facility—including the mobile command and hazmat units—educated on the functions of the 911 Center, provided a demonstration of equipment and emergency support vehicles, introduced to 911 call protocols, participated in mock 911 calls in the County’s state-of-the-art training/simulation room, and observed dispatchers at work in the active 911 Center.

“We were thrilled to host these bright young men and women,” said Timothy Boyce, Director of Delaware County’s Department of Emergency Services. “Today was a real success, and we look forward to continuing this partnership with the Delaware County Technical Schools.”

The three-hour event provided students with a unique opportunity to discuss the details of the Department of Emergency Service’s life-saving operations and hear about job opportunities directly from staff members.

“The outpouring of support from DES and the 911 Center has been nothing short of amazing,” said Kestin Wiemer, the Emergency and Protective Services Instructor at Delaware County Technical Schools. “This relationship has allowed our students the opportunity to learn from industry professionals in the field and open their eyes to many different career opportunities.”

Delaware County Technical High School’s Emergency and Protective Services program offers a comprehensive public safety education to high school students throughout Delaware County. Students can obtain certifications and education that will help them gain meaningful employment in public safety or continue their education at the post-secondary level.

Students and Delaware County Emergency Services members pose for picture

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