Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher, EDSD

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
Functional Area: 
Coordination & Support
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  • Requires knowledge of the various procedures for obtaining resources in a timely fashion in accordance with the needs of the incident.
  • Independently plans and carries out work, handling problems in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training and accepted practices.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations for a variety of fire suppression resources to determine the availability of a resource to meet the specific mission requested by the incident.
  • Considers safe and cost effective results when mobilizing/demobilizing resources.
  • Uses reference guides to validate resource capabilities/limitations/use regulations.
  • Summarizes resource information for intelligence reports.
  • Utilizes established methods and ordering channels (mob guides, contracts, dispatch operation guide, NFES catalog, etc.).
  • Utilizes existing agreements/contracts for obtaining resources.
  • Communicates with internal/external entities.
  • Reviews resource order form for completeness/accuracy/follow-up.
  • Requests commercial and non-commercial flights for personnel/cargo and flight follows.
  • Effectively utilizes resource tracking and status systems.
  • Provides supervision to dispatch recorders.
  • Prioritizes work and makes decisions for functional area.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance as a dispatch recorder.
  • Satisfactory position performance as a support dispatcher.
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