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ID
4-509-1027
Name
Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
10/15/2020 1:05:59 PM
Original Release
04/01/2007
Last Major Release
10/15/2020
Resource Category
Fire/Hazardous Materials
Primary Core Capability
Operational Communications
Secondary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II manages the flow of incident-related information to and from field units or public safety resources, monitors status of field units, and assigns additional resources, as necessary
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1A Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II prioritizes, initiates, and coordinates the response of public safety agencies, manages the flow of incident-related information to and from field units and/or public safety resources, monitors status of field units, and assigns additional resources, as requested
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, ICS- and IS- training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS National Standard Curriculum.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. NFPA 1061 or Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) equivalent Completion of the following baseline criteria: 1. Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II courses or equivalent 2. Receiving Information 3. Processing Information 4. Disseminating Information Recommended: First Responder, including AED and/or any additional training determined by the AHJ
ExperienceWhere applicable, experience is measured from the time an individual receives necessary certifications.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: Two years of public safety dispatch (including fire incident) experience as determined by the AHJ
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: NFPA 1061 or APCO equivalent Recommended Certification: The AHJ determines recertification requirements, if any
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1195
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017