National Wildfire Coordinating Group

D-110, Expanded Dispatch Recorder, 2023

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 orders based on timed inputs and supplemental handouts. The course gives a general overview of Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC).


  • 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.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training


Session Offerings

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D-110 is available as instructor-led (classroom) training.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Time
Pre-course work N/A
Pre-selection assessment N/A
Online training N/A
Instructor-led training 24
Total Hours 24

Course Level


Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructor must be a qualified Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD).

Unit instructors must be qualified as Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC).

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

Certification Date:

Previous Certification Dates:

  • 2007-07
  • 1997-05
  • 1991-02


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