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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Public Safety Communications raises money for military families

Yesterday, the Public Safety Communications (PSC) team donated $2000 to the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (CMFRC).

The PSC staff have been wearing red to raise funds and show their appreciation of military personnel and their families. Employees could ‘purchase’ a red epaulette with a donation to the CMFRC to wear on the left hand side of their uniform on Fridays.

“As a retired Air Force officer, I know the sacrifices made by the military and their families and we were happy to show our support for them not just by wearing red but also by raising money to help the families,” said campaign organizer Noel Murphy, an Emergency Communications Officer with PSC.

Steve Dongworth, PSC Manager, said he was very proud of the contributions of our employees to this cause.

“Emergency services have a long history of support for the military and we are pleased to be carrying on that tradition,” said Dongworth.

Public Safety Communications is the call-evaluation and dispatch centre for all emergency calls to 9-1-1 for Police Fire and EMS and covers a region of approximately 7,500 square kilometers, including Calgary, the municipal districts of Rocky View and Bighorn.

The CMFRC is a non-profit, charitable organization governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community members. Their mission is to enrich the lives of military families.

Image: Noel Murphy presenting a cheque to Colleen Rowe from the CMFRC.

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