Also referred to as: 911 Dispatcher, Emergency Dispatch Operator, Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher
Requirements and Responsibilities

Emergency Dispatcher is responsible for responding to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance and in dispatching law enforcement, fire fighting, or rescue units. Transmits and receives coded and conventional messages, differentiates between routine, priority, and emergency messages, and initiates or follows through on responses as required. Being an Emergency Dispatcher may enter unit response and data into database. Requires a high school diploma. Additionally, Emergency Dispatcher typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Emergency Dispatcher gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be an Emergency Dispatcher typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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