About UslAdvertisinglMagazinelNewsletterlContact Usl Instagram

Firefighter Communications: Report Examines Missouri 911 Dispatcher Training

06/13/2014
A recent news report examined 911 dispatcher training in the state of Missouri, saying the requirements fall shorter than many other professions. KMIZ reports (http://bit.ly/1uf7xqZ) that the state only requires 40 hours of training for a joint communications dispatcher and even less, just 16 hours, for fire and police dispatchers. This is far less than that required to be a licensed cosmetologist or barber, an inexact comparison as the state does not issue licenses for joint communications dispatchers. Handling the Mayday: The Fire Dispatcher's Crucial Role Some dispatchers told reporters that better standards need to be in place. In Columbia-Boone County, dispatch operators are requi...

Already a member of the Fire Engineering Training Network?  If yes, please sign in!

LOGIN TODAY

Why Subscribe?

  Gain Access to:
   
  • Latest Training & Drills
  • New Techniques
  • Technology Advances
 
  • Proven Tactics
  • Research to help reduce injuries & Deaths
  • Insight from the fire service's most experienced
 

      More Information >>