Curious how 911 works? King County Citizens' 911 Academy coming in September

Information from the King County Sheriff's Office:

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy is held on September 28th, 2013.

The academy will educate citizens about the role 9-1-1 Communications Specialists play in the public safety system and prepare them should they ever need to dial 9-1-1.

The all day informative class includes everything from the History of 9-1-1 to how citizens can help 9-1-1 help them! A tour of the KCSO 9-1-1 Center is included, and optional “plug-in” time will be offered to academy attendees.

The academy is open to anyone at least 18 years old with no felony convictions. Applicants must live or work in King County.

Applications to attend are now being accepted. Space is limited and completed applications should be turned in by Friday, September 20th, 2013.

Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website: You can also request the applications by calling our Hotline at 206-205-6625, or by sending an email request to:

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