At yesterdays Command Staff meeting Dispatchers Kristen Sodervick, Melanie Kinney and Jennifer Peden were recognized for various achievements. Kristen received the Departments Notice of Achievement for her “tenacious” work on having a helicopter assist local Fire Agencies locate an elusive brush fire in the Warrenton area. Dispatcher Melanie Kinney was awarded the Departments Distinguished Service Commendation for her “quick and professional” response to a recent report of suspicious activities near a school. Jennifer Peden was presented with her Intermediate Telecommunicator certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. It’s gratifying to me to see these hard working, caring Dispatchers recognized for their great work and their commitment to this profession said Astoria 9-1-1 Manager Jeff Rusiecki.