Responsibilities Operates a multi-frequency, multi-agency radio console with cross frequency patching and phone patching capabilities.
Coordinates, monitors, and assists with operations via telephone and radio between a variety of agencies and personnel.
Records and maintains all radio transmissions and significant telephone calls.
Operates digital recorder, and retrieves critical communications to facilitate investigations, resolve factual disputes, or to present as evidence.
Performs crisis intervention with distraught emergency callers during high-risk situations until appropriate emergency field units arrive on scene.
Monitors the status of law enforcement officers when making violator contacts; initiates immediate dispatch of backup personnel to assist when directed by the officer, when communications have been lost, or when additional assistance is in the best interest of the officer and/or the officer's safety.
Schedules helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flights in support of fire, search and rescue, project and administrative travel.
Opens and closes interagency flight plans and monitors in-flight progress via radio.
Ensures that all applicable interagency air operations and aircraft communication procedures are complied with.
Enters daily agencies weather into the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS).
Receives, interprets and disseminates the fire weather forecast to all agencies