Call for Panelists

Arizona Public Safety Communications Professionals

Call for Panelists: Fire Dispatcher

APCO International is planning to conduct a one-day occupational analysis validation for the position of Fire Dispatcher. High performing practitioners are the best-qualified individuals to accurately describe their occupation. We are looking for high performing individuals who perform the tasks of Fire Dispatcher to participate on a panel that encompasses a representative sampling within the Southwest region of the United States.

The purpose of this process is to assist APCO International’s Standards Development Committee in developing national training standards for the position of Fire Dispatcher. These national standards will further the profession and it is important that subject matter experts are included in their development. This analysis may also become a model for your region. Not only will public safety communications benefit from each professional’s participation, but each panelist will also be recognized for their efforts with a panel listing on the final occupation profile.

We are currently looking at conducting this one-day occupational analysis validation in November between the 9th and 20th, 2020.  The location will be at the Fire Training Facility in Tempe, AZ.

Before we commit to a date, we want to know what agencies would be willing to participate. Participation would require the agency to send one of their high performing Fire Dispatchers to the location site. We are mindful that agencies may or may not have travel restrictions in place due to the Covid pandemic. Our goal is to ensure we have a safe and comfortable environment for all participants. We will closely follow CDC recommendations and have the necessary safety precautions in place.   

If you are a Fire Dispatcher or if you would like to recommend one to represent your agency, please contact Daniel Morelos at by close of business October 21, 2020.  Space will be limited so please respond as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Thank you for your assistance building this important panel. We are anticipating a productive and successful workshop. If you should have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Daniel Morelos

APCO Standards Development Committee

Occupational Analysis Sub-Committee

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