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Nevada Highway Patrol dispatchers recognized for work

Posted at 12:18 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 03:18:44-04

Emergency dispatchers are being recognized for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

This includes the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Area Command Center, which handles about 900 emergency calls a day. That's in addition to helping troopers with their needs on the road.

Dispatchers say the most important thing drivers can do if they need help is to know an exact location.

"If there is an accident at Durango and they don't know whether they are on they are on the 95 or 215, we actually have to send troopers to both locations," said dispatcher Conan Demarco.