Two operators working out of the Nova Scotia RCMP Operational Communications Centre here are set to host a Twitter session this week.
Wednesday‚Äôs "Ask a Mountie" Twitter session, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature Shayna Currie and Danielle Desjardins, who have been telecommunications operators for 10 years combined. The session will give citizens the opportunity to ask questions about a day in the life of a 911 operator and how to best use the 911 service.
‚ÄúTelecommunications is a bit of a foreign world for most people,‚ÄĚ said Insp. Philip Johnson, officer in charge of the Nova Scotia RCMP Operational Communications Centre, in a press release. ‚ÄúNational Public Safety Telecommunications Week is a great opportunity to educate Nova Scotians about 911 and recognize those who work behind the scenes everyday to send out the help people need in times of crisis.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúCalls to 911 often saves lives and we want people to better understand the service and how best to use it,‚ÄĚ said Johnson.
People following hashtag #NSMountietalk or @RCMPNS on Twitter will be able to ask questions and interact directly with 911 operators.
The RCMP ask those submitting their questions for their patience in advance as tweet volume can impact response rates by the RCMP.
You can join the chat by logging onto Twitter and searching the hashtag #NSMountietalk.