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For Immediate Release
June 18, 2015
Brittany Clampitt
Kristi Zukovich

911 Hosts Citizen's Academy

Sedgwick County 911 is offering citizens the opportunity to experience, firsthand, the county’s public safety system in action. Emergency Communications is now accepting applications for the 911 Citizen’s Academy that will take place on July 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 714 N. Main in Wichita.

Participants will spend the day listening to live 911 calls and radio traffic, and observing dispatch operations. The academy is part of Emergency Communications’ greater efforts to educate citizens on the emergency system in place in Sedgwick County.

“The world of 911 is constantly evolving, especially on the technology front,” said Sedgwick County Director of Emergency Communications and Management Kim Pennington. “We are passionate about making sure our citizens understand how the system works and how to properly use 911, and empowering them with knowledge that is specific to Sedgwick County Emergency Communications and this community.”

For more information on the academy or to apply, contact Laura Meyers at or visit Applications must be submitted by July 10.