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Lead statementDispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. They are employed by police, fire and health departments, other emergency service agencies, taxi, delivery and courier services, trucking and utilities companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.
- 911 dispatcher
- alarm system dispatcher
- ambulance dispatcher
- emergency vehicle dispatcher
- inbound/outbound freight co-ordinator
- mobile equipment dispatcher
- radio operator
- taxi dispatcher
- tow truck dispatcher
- truck dispatcher
- utilities maintenance crew dispatcher
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Police and emergency dispatchers are required to complete formal on-the-job training. Other dispatchers usually undergo some informal on-the-job training.
- Police and emergency dispatchers and other radio operators usually require provincial radio operator's certificates.
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