Blog

February, 2020

Wounded Warrior Project

Knows It's Fun to do Good!

WHO WE ARE

Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.

We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.

WHO IS A WARRIOR?

Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You are our focus. You are our mission.

Here, you’re not a member – you’re an alumnus, a valued part of a community that’s been where you’ve been, and understands what you need. Everything we offer is free because there’s no dollar value to finding recovery and no limit to what you can achieve.

HOW WE HELP

Every warrior has unique challenges and goals. That’s why we provide a variety of veteran programs and services to help you take the steps that are right for you. What’s more, thanks to the tremendous support of our donors, you never pay a penny to get the help you need to build the future you deserve.

WHY NOW?

More than 52,000 servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma.

Advancements in technology and medicine save lives – but the quality of those lives might be profoundly altered.

The numbers speak for themselves because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, we give a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery.




The Mesa Regional Dispatch Center

Knows It's Fun to do Good!

The Mesa Regional Dispatcher Center (MRDC) became a secondary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP ) July 1, 2010. There are 45 Fire and Medical Dispatchers that have been trained to efficiently deploy the proper resources to 911 calls for service.

The regional dispatch center dispatches for 5 local fire departments which include Mesa Fire/Medical Department, Gilbert Fire and Rescue, Superstition Fire and Medical District, Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department and Rio Verde Fire District. The center dispatches approximately 400 calls a day and answers over 170,000 emergency and non-emergency calls a year. The Fire Dispatcher's specific and detailed training determines which resources to send per call.

The MRDC staff includes our Administrative Assistant, Dispatchers, 5 Shift Supervisors, 1 Training Supervisor, 2 CAD Technicians, Administrator, a Day Captain, and Deputy Chief.

The week of April 12 - 18, 2020 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NTW).
During this week we formally recognize, honor, celebrate and reward our Dispatchers who answer our communities' 9-1-1 calls and dispatch our first responders. We also recognize all the technicians who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our CAD and communication systems up and running. These teams serve our cities 24/7, Holidays and Weekends.