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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Description

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.

Objective:

  • 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

None

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

Delivery

Information not available at this time.

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

Course Level

Local

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.

 

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Functional Area: 
Dispatch
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-03-24

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