Dispatch Efficiencies Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Dispatch Efficiencies Subcommittee (DESC) provides national oversight on dispatch operating standards.

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  • Establish and maintain standards for dispatch with publications like Chapter 19 of the Red Book; Dispatch Job Aide; Interagency Standards for the ROSS Operations Guide (ISROG), etc.
  • Coordinate with National Dispatch Training Subcommittee (NDTS) on dispatch training and continuing education.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for other NWCG committees and projects.

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Nancy Ellsworth
NWCG Coordinator: 
Katy O'Hara
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