Well it's only taken me the better part of 4 months, but it looks like I'm the best guy for the job. I start my first shift with the Jefferson County (WV) 911 center on monday the 31st.
Any seasoned dispatchers out there got any tips for me? The only background in this I have is I'm an active FF/EMT in the county. I also like listening to the police band, but I still have mostly no clue what they are talking about.
FYI our dispatch center is the only one in the county and we handle call taking and dispatching for 5 fire departments, 5 ems agencies, 6 police units (state, sheriff, and 4 different towns), plus a bunch more stuff that I'm sure I'll find out about soon enough.