911 Dispatcher (MN)

General Duties:
Apply today to be the first point of contact when someone calls 911 and be the link between individuals needing help and the officers in the field. A 911 Dispatcher is responsible for receiving & prioritizing all emergency & non-emergency requests for service & for dispatching appropriate service providers. This is a position of critical importance for community & public safety, operating 24/7 including nights, weekends, & holiday shifts. This position is fast-paced, multi-task oriented, & demands quick decisions when helping people in emergency situations.

Minimim Requirements:
A high school graduation & 1 year of 911 Public Safety Dispatch experience OR 2 years of work experience in multi-tasking environment. Emergency…

Manatee County Emergency Communications Center gets new 911 software

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – In an emergency, time is of the essence, but if you call 911 in Manatee County, you can count on a new program that will help first responders get to you faster than ever before.

It’s thanks to a new, first-of-its-kind state grant that was just given to Manatee County’s Emergency Communications Center to upgrade the 911 system with a new program called Radius Plus.

Officials at the Manatee County Emergency Communications Center are calling this program a game changer. Just one example is Radius Plus’ ability to pinpoint an exact location for telecommunicators when…

Accomack Moves 2021 Budget to Hearing

The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted to advertise public hearings for the fiscal year 2021 budget and the tax rate, after making changes to provide for the first year of costs associated with a regional public safety radio communications system.

[…] A consultant’s report found the current public safety communications system is lacking. “Not only do you have issues down the road with even getting replacement parts,…you…

Op-Ed: A conundrum — What will happen to FirstNet in Puerto Rico?

With the proposed sale of AT&T to Liberty Puerto Rico the Federal Communications Commission has to consider not only the inherent commercial elements of this transaction. They must also evaluate how does that transaction affect the public safety/emergency communications infrastructure in Puerto Rico, since the islands’ government “opted in” to be part of the nationwide FirstNet network…

Shawnee emergency dispatcher wins award

Julie Daniels, an emergency telecommunicator with the Shawnee Police Department, was recently recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch™ (IAED®) for her exemplary efforts in responding to a 911 call.

The IAED reports it has awarded Daniels with the Call of the Week, which highlights dispatchers from around the world who correctly follow established protocol and provide exemplary customer service to callers and patients with urgent needs…