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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Course Delivery Information

D-110 may be delivered as instructor-led (classroom) training.

Expectations of Instructors

  • Prepare thoroughly. Study the course content you are going to teach.
  • Establish a collaborative and constructive classroom environment.
  • Communicate expectations.
  • Encourage student engagement.
  • Respect student diversity in backgrounds, talent, experience, and learning style.
  • Professionally represent your instructor cadre, your home unit, and your agency.

Course Guidance

Course coordinators and instructors should be thoroughly familiar with the NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1.  The NWCG Standards for Course Delivery establishes standards for all aspects of NWCG training course management and delivery. These standards should be used in conjunction with the NWCG Standards for Wildland Fire Position Qualifications, PMS 310-1, and the course-specific guidance stated in the NWCG Training Catalog.

See D-110 minimum instructor qualifications

Recommended Class Size

Recommended class size is 20 students.

Cadre Meetings

Conduct initial, pre-course, daily, and close-out instructor cadre meetings. These provide opportunities to plan, organize, preview materials, review training and exercises, and identify and address concerns and issues. Consider using an informal After Action Review process. Instructor cadre meetings are critical for instructors who do not have previous experience with the course.  Additional information is located in the NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1.

Course Materials

Each student must be provided the following:

Additional Materials and Equipment Needed

These materials are needed above and beyond the usual items (pens, paper, flip charts, markers, etc.).

  • Local and geographic area mobilization guides
  • Local detailers guide
  • Three balls of string in different colors for the string exercise

Technical Considerations

All presentations should be downloaded and tested before the start of class to ensure compatibility with software.

PowerPoint presentations are built in an older version of Microsoft Office.  Some features may not work correctly with newer software or systems.  

For help, visit the Microsoft Office website or contact your local IT support personnel.

Course Evaluations

Use the NWCG Course Evaluation Feedback form to collect information critical to future training improvements.

Students and cadre members are asked to contribute course evaluations. Input is welcome on all aspects of the training course, including course content, pre-course work, reference materials, quality of instruction, delivery methods, and testing procedures.


Version 2007

The Expanded Dispatch Job Aid (PMS 312, NFES 2400) referenced in Appendix A, Unit 0, Unit 1 and Unit 2 has been removed from the Publications Management System. It is now located and maintained on the National Interagency Coordination Center web site at https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/logistics/references/Dispatch_Job_Aid.pdf

The current version of D-110 references the Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) as the program used to mobilize and track resources. As of Spring 2020 the program used by the dispatch community is the Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC). Instructors will need to be prepared to show a demonstration of IROC instead of ROSS.



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