Gusa elected to state telecommunications post

Published 10:20 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

The N.C. Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (NCAPCO) announces that Salisbury resident and Davie County 911 Communications Training Officer Grayson Gusa has been elected second vice president of the chapter.

Gusa was installed into his new office on Oct. 3, during the 2017 N.C. Public-Safety Communications Conference in Cherokee.  Gusa will advance to the role of first vice president in September 2018, and will advance to the role of president in September 2019.

Gusa has served in the field of 911 Communications since 2002, with experience working with the Rowan County 911 Telecommunications, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) and LifeStar Emergency Services. Gusa is one of 18 individuals in North Carolina to have earned the professional designation of Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL).

Gusa serves on the administrative team of the Davie County 911 Center in Mocksville as the training supervisor. In addition to working as a front line 911 Telecommunicator, Gusa is responsible for coordinating the training of new employees, performing continuing education training to all staff and assisting in other management functions.

Gusa also serves on the education committee and telecommunicator certification project sub-committee of the N.C. 911 Board.

“It is the honor of my life to have the opportunity to serve and represent the often forgotten and underappreciated public-safety telecommunicators throughout the state on both the national and international level through the Association of Public-Safety Communications International,” Gusa said.

He refers to public-safety telecommunicators as the true first, first responder and says that one of his goals in this new role is to continue working to promote the professional status of public-safety telecommunicators, encouraging the same recognition and benefits that are offered to law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel.

Gusa also advocates for the reclassification of public-safety telecommunicators through the U.S. Department of Labor.