The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as dispatcher for police, fire, and ambulance agencies. Content includes ethics; role of the telecommnicator; standard operating procedures; relationship to field personnel; command levels; message center layouts; performance aids; overview of emergency agencies; functions and terminology; use of correct words and grammar; types of communications equipment, functions and terminology; malfunctions and maintenance agreements; proper, correct telephone and dispatching procedures and techniques; cooperation and reciprocal agreements with other agencies; communication rules (federal, state, local); emergency situations and operating procedures; emergency medical dispatch procedures; leadership and human relations skills; and health/ safety including CPR.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Allied Health Department for assistance in planning your program of study.
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