posted on September 23, 2011 14:50
FROM LEFT: Genesee County Dispatchers Gary Diegelman, Jim Tripp, Dan Rieks & Bob Tripp
A quartet of Genesee County's Emergency Dispatchers are being lauded for their service in light of recent devastating floods downstate.
The four men, pictured above, were deployed as part of New York's Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) to Broome County, New York, to staff the 9-1-1 call center and relieve over-stressed dispatchers for a 5-day period.
They worked 12-hour shifts, alternating with other relief dispatchers from Livingston, Niagara and Monroe Counties.
Broome County is suffering intense flood damage following the remnants of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, which dumped feet of water on New York's Capitol Region. The county has been declared in a disaster state. Costs incurred by the Sheriff's Department for travel and labor during the deployment will be reimbursed by state and federal disaster funds.