Fundamentals of Tactical Dispatch
This course is for telecommunicators who want to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities so they can ultimately serve as a member of a tactical/incident dispatch team. The course uses scenarios and practical exercises to explore the issues involved in working major events and responding to major incidents. Class work focuses on sharpening the skills needed to fulfill the role and responsibilities for tactical dispatch.
Practical exercises help students apply the lessons to their own agency’s policies and procedures. Students learn how to work together in teams to manage events and incidents that require the coordination response of multiple agencies and multiple jurisdictions.
- The big picture: ICS, the communications unit, and tactical dispatch
- Basic knowledge necessary for a tactical dispatcher
- How tactical dispatchers prepare
- Pre-deployment preparations: Situational information relevant to the assignment
- Focus on radio communication
- Telephone systems
- Incident types
- Ongoing and continuing education
CDEs Earned: 16
- Minimum one year experience as an ECC telecommunicator
- Current certification in APCO’s Public Safety Telecommunicator 1, 7th Edition, or other comparable basic instructor-led telecommunicator course
- Successful completion of the following free FEMA courses
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Late fee $25 (applied 10 days prior to course start date)
Tuition includes a comprehensive course manual and all certification fees.
Additional shipping fees may apply for international shipments.
Tuition for live courses does not include travel, lodging, meals or other costs. Online class tuition does not include web access fees or other local internet/web-related costs. Successful students will earn APCO Institute certification.