D-310 Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher, 2016

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This course is designed to prepare students to accomplish the duties and responsibilities of an Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD). Through hands-on exercises that utilize the Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS), students will organize, plan, and implement a dispatch area to meet the needs of the incident(s); follow established policies and procedures using resource orders and supplemental forms, to mobilize, reassign, and demobilize resources; and demonstrate the ability to respond to changing priorities and situations.


  • Plan, organize, and implement a functional area to meet the needs of the incident.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with other functional areas in an incident support organization.
  • Follow set established policies and procedures, utilize resource orders and supplemental forms to mobilize, reassign, and demobilize resources.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond to changing priorities and situations within a functional area.

Target Group

Personnel desiring to be qualified as Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified as an Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC).
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work and pre-selection assessment.

Session Offerings

Sessions of this course may be available in the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP). Enrollment requires an account. 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 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.



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Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course Component Course Time
Pre-course work 1-2
Pre-selection assessment 5-6
Online training N/A
Instructor-led training 32-34
Total Hours 38-42

Course Level

Regional, state or area

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

Lead instructor must be a qualified Initial Attack Dispatcher (IADP) or Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher (EDSP).

Unit instructors must be qualified as Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (EDSD).

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


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