Emergency dispatchers need more education, says Lillooet mayor

Emergency dispatchers need more education, says Lillooet mayor

The mayor of Lillooet, Marg Lampman, wants more education for emergency dispatchers that serve her area.

“It’s a combination of factors. One, we feel, is the education needed for the dispatchers who are located in urban centres, who have to deal with emergency response to an area like Lillooet that is mountainous [with] steep drop-offs,” Lampman said to Daybreak Kamloops guest host Doug Herbert.

Lampman clarifies that she is not criticizing dispatch workers, however, she is concerned about response times for those in her community.

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