APD launches International Control Room Week

3rd Sep 2018

APD staff members, from left, Jane Cross, Lisa Hancock, Rhiannon Beeson and Kat Jeffery are encouraging control room teams to join in International Control Room Week.

Software pioneer APD Communications is launching a special week celebrating the extraordinary work of emergency services call handlers and dispatch teams.

Taking place from October 22-28, International Control Room Week will raise awareness of the life-saving and life-changing work of staff in emergency services control rooms who deal with harrowing and distressing situations on a daily basis.

APD supplies critical, life-saving software to blue light organisations across the UK and also supports vital operations internationally. Building on those links, APD is inviting individuals and teams in emergency services control rooms across the UK and Europe to back the new campaign and help to establish it as an annual event.

As well as celebrating the work of control room teams, International Control Room Week will support a national programme by mental health charity Mind offering mental health support to emergency services personnel and the general public. APD will be promoting the week on social media and, for every #unsungheroes hashtag used during the week, the company will donate £1 to Mind.

Click HERE to access the full press release.

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