D-310 Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher

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Course Description

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.

Course Objective:

  • 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.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work1-2
Pre-selection assessment5-6
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training32-34
Total Hours38-42

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for D-310 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:


Course Recommended For:

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.

Associated Position Task Books

Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher (PMS 311-58)

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