Ada sheriff's live tweets show a slice of a dispatcher's life

April 18, 2014 

This photo tweeted by the Ada County Sheriff's Office shows one of the county's dispatchers at work. Each dispatcher handles about 11,000 calls a year.

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week, a time to honor those busy professionals more commonly known as dispatchers.

So the Ada County Sheriff's Office has been live-tweeting Friday from the county dispatch center, which answers all Ada County 911 calls and dispatches help from all county public safety agencies, including police departments, fire departments and paramedics.

Last year, dispatchers answered 122,668 911 calls and about 350,000 non-emergency calls. Fridays are generally the busiest day for dispatchers. This Friday evening, live tweets captured calls ranging from a warrant scam to a lost mule, a head injury to a custody dispute. Follow their feed here:

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