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Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

On the Job


Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers receive reports of emergencies and relay messages to the police or emergency medical personnel. They operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment. They maintain contact with callers until an emergency response team arrives.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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