Local Agencies Express Thanks to Dispatchers of Uintah Basin Communications

It is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and local agencies are showing their gratitude for the dispatchers of the Uintah Basin Communications organization. Both the Uintah and Duchesne County Sheriff’s Offices shared their thanks on social media. Gifts and treats will also make their way to the team at Uintah Basin Communications from many community members this week. Among them will be Gold Cross Ambulance that will be delivering cookies and doughnuts to say thank you for the commitment to their profession. Gold Cross Director Scott Adams says a favorite quote he heard says it best: “Dispatchers are there to calm the scared, settle the upset, and simmer the deranged. They do it because they believe in what they are doing and they truly want to help. And they do it whether you know their job title or not, whether their officers, firefighters, and EMS know their dispatchers name or not, and whether they are thanked or not.” Thank you to all our local dispatchers!


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.