On an average, 911 Dispatchers take around 70,000 calls in a year. They are ready to answer any phone call or message 24 hours a day. In general, everyday is a new challenge for them.
Are you planning to be a 911 Dispatcher? The following post by Cindra Dunaway with Psc.Apcointl.org is a must read for you.
So You Want to be a Dispatcher…
Have you thought about what goes on in a communications center? Or better yet, have you thought about what goes on out in the field? People often have a preconceived notion about what it’s like to work in the public safety field. Read the complete article here…
For those willing to be a 911 Dispatcher, you need patience, dedication and a great sense of helping others to be happy with the responsibilities you will be assigned. No doubt the job is well paid but you also need to be prepared for the day to day challenges that you may face as a 911 Dispatcher. The following post with 911Dispatcheredu.org is about the job responsibilities of a 911 Dispatcher. Check this out.
A General Statement of Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
The job description for a 911 dispatcher may differ slightly based on the position: Dispatcher I, Dispatcher II, Dispatcher III (supervisory), etc., which influence the job responsibilities associated with the position. 911 dispatchers must respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance and information. They must provide dispatch…Read the complete article here…
The job is full of challenges and a routine that no one wants to go through, but the feeling of helping others is excellent and Organizations also offer token of appreciation for the hardwork done by a 911 Diaptcher.
The following video is all about How the 911 Dispatch system works, check this out.
If you want more information about 911 Dispatcher job, role and other stuff, you can also visit 911dispatcherprograms.org. Plenty of valuable information is available with them.