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Rockford's 911 center is in critical need of more dispatchers. Some of the job duties include:

  1. Receives 911 calls and non-emergency calls on a computerized telephone, cell phone, radio, and other communicating systems; refers routine calls to the proper sources or responds according to departmental procedures.
  2. Dispatches emergency personnel and equipment according to procedures and in accordance with the nature and location of the emergency; make radio and telephone notification to utilities, law enforcement agencies, and other concerned parties.
  3. Provides EMD (emergency medical dispatch) via telephone to callers in medical emergencies as dictated by emergency medical dispatch protocol approved. through I.D.P.H. (Illinois Dept. of Health)

The 911 needs 44 dispatchers to be fully staffed, according to MyStateline.com. You can find more information and/or apply here.


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