Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.

Key Competencies * Stress Tolerance * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Self Control * Integrity * Concern for Others * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Question callers to determine their locations, and the nature of their problems to determine type of response needed. * Record details of calls, dispatches, and messages. * Determine response requirements and relative priorities of situations, and dispatch units in accordance with established procedures.



Job Family Office and Administrative Support

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