D-110, Expanded Dispatch Recorder, 2007

D-110 Decorative banner. Two photos of wildland fire dispatch operations. A dispatcher sits in front of a computer screen reviewing a map with multiple radios, phones, and microphones sitting in front of him. A Cal Fire dispatcher puts pushpins on a bulletin board to identify where resources are located.

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This course provides students with the skills to perform as an Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC). Topics include the structure of the expanded dispatch organization, description of resource ordering and statusing process, and the importance of the EDRC having effective communication skills and working relationships. The final is a 4-hour, scenario-based exercise where students will complete resource order forms based on timed inputs and supplemental handouts. A Reference Guide at the end of Unit 3 contains reference documents for students to use during the course and when on assignment. The course gives a very general overview of Resource Ordering and Statusing System (ROSS) — it does not teach students how to use ROSS.


  • Describe the purpose and structure of expanded dispatch.
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Expanded Dispatch Recorder.
  • Demonstrate how to mobilize and demobilize incident resources using established dispatch ordering channels and resource order forms.
  • Describe how to communicate effectively and foster positive interpersonal working relationships.

Target Group

Individuals who have no previous training or experience in the dispatch function and who will be called on as needed to assist in the expanded dispatch organization.


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Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workN/A
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours16

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for D-110 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer for more information about local course sessions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


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