Wildfires move rapidly and can cause great devastation. Telecommunicators must be able to process these calls and obtain information to assist firefighters in locating the fire quickly.
There are an average of 100,000 wildfires in the United States each year.
Wildfires can occur in most states, but are prevalent in states that suffer from drought.
Every year wildfires are responsible for property loss and deaths of humans and animals.
I have over 22 years of experience as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator/Trainer. I have experience in PSAPs large and small. I currently work part-time in a PSAP to retain my skills and industry knowledge.
I am passionate about training and public education.
I currently hold the following certifications NENA ENP, APCO RPL, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Telecommunicator and Advanced Instructor, Texas Department of Public Safety TCIC/TLETS Instructor, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Instructor.