This years’ International Control Room Week is bigger, bolder and prouder than ever before.
A full week celebrating the amazing work done daily with in the public safety control rooms across the globe.
Join us as we shine the spotlight on all the control room superheroes that work tirelessly 365 days a year, to keep our communities safe and protected.
Registering for your celebration is FREE and simple – click on the button below to register your control room.
Take a look at what we all achieved…
Fancy seeing a round-up of International Control Room Week in numbers, pictures and downright fantastic people? Check out our #InternationalControlRoomWeek highlights and be prepared to feel the urge to SHARE! This year, the week-long campaign was seen by more than 60 million people, that’s the equivalent of the UK population. We’d just like to say thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s celebration.
International Control Room Week is to recognise and celebrate emergency service control room employees that often go unnoticed and quietly deal with traumatic, life changing situations daily.
The 22 to 28 October 2018 is a week dedicated to celebrating the achievements of truly remarkable people who are at the end of the phone when we need them, keeping us calm, reassuring us and updating us. They stay strong, supporting us through the most difficult of times.
This is the first celebratory week of its kind and its ultimately to say a huge thank you to each and every person working in emergency services control rooms.
We are inviting emergency service control rooms around the world to register for their control room celebration box, which is filled with all sorts of treats and decorations to get in the spirit and join us as we celebrate everything that’s great about the work they do.
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Fire controls generally feel remote from the rest of the organisation, a bit of a thankless job so a week where control rooms are recognised is a great way to make staff feel appreciated and know that the role they carry out is vital. Every emergency starts with a call to a Control Room and those calls are answered by #UnsungHeroes.
Joanne Smith, Senior Operations Manager from London Fire Brigade Control Room
For every mention of #UnsungHeroes across social media during 21 – 29 October 2019, APD Communications will donate £1 to the Mind, Charity and the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Mental health calls into the control rooms are at an all-time high, volumes have grown by nearly a third since 2011-12. This coupled with the unique pressures of the job, causing nine in ten emergency services employees to experience stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point. By supporting and raising money for these charities, it gives us a real chance to help change lives and leave a positive, lasting legacy.
The Blue Light Programme launched by Mind is designed to tackle the high level of mental health support needed within the emergency services.
Share your stories, upload pictures of your control rooms and give shout outs to your colleagues using #UnsungHeroes and each time you do, you’ll be raising money.