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Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) is currently seeking a full time  Public Safety Communication Officer I (9-1-1 Call Taker) to join our public safety team in West Valley City, UT.  The Public Safety Communication Officer I will...
Chances are, calling 9-1-1 for your cat stuck in a tree is not the best use of emergency resources (hint: call the local animal service or tree care service for your pet). However, some people are unaware of what...
West Valley Police Department presented VECC with a letter and an engraved plaque honoring the Center and its employees for their efforts with providing Christmas presents, in coordination with the West Valley Sub for Santa Giving Tree, which assists...
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Emergency dispatcher Kari Bueno once wanted the person clogging up their lines with false 911 calls to get into a lot of trouble. “At first, I admit it, we were pretty mad. ‘We’ve got...
When the technology in several of Utah’s 911 centers was nearing obsolescence simultaneously, three of the state’s public safety directors decided to get creative. “We thought, why not work together?” said Tina Scarlet, executive director of the Weber County, Utah,...
The Valley Emergency Communications Center's IT staff was nominated and won the Utah APCO Technician of the Year award. VECC's IT staff will be honored on October 2nd at the APCO Fall Conference. Utah APCO Annual Award.  Technician of the Year I feel...
Navigator Conference – Salt Lake 2013 Navigator Conference, sponsored by Priority Dispatch allowed Spillman to rub shoulders with over 700 public safety attendees in our home town.  Spillman participated in 3 events. First we had a 10x20 booth at the...
Agencies, vendors deliver the state’s first emergency services Internet protocol network (ESInet) for 9-1-1 calls  SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 20, 2013—9-1-1 call centers serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Morgan counties have taken the initiative to provide the first Internet...
Nineteen year VECC veteran Lin Shaffer won Utah's  Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) award for Technician of the Year. September 5, 2012 Members of the APCO Awards Nomination Committee, I am nominating Lin Shaffer for the Technician of the Year. Lin is the System Administrator/MSAG...
Bill Harry, Executive Director of Valley Emergency Communications, recently was given The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials' (APCO) Executive Award of Merit. We nominate William (Bill) Harry, Executive Director of SLVECC, for the Executive Award of Merit.  Bill has used his years...

When to Call 9-1-1

  • Save a life
  • Stop a crime
  • Report a fire

Tips For Calling 911

  • Contact 9-1-1 if there is a threat to loss of life or property
  • Know the address and city of your emergency
  • Know your phone number
  • Know the type of emergency
  • Stay calm and answer all of the operator's questions