COMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATOR/DISPATCHER OF THE YEAR PACKAGE

The deadline for all nominations is August 31, 2018

Instructions

Eligibility

Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety agency any time between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.  Nominees must be a resident of the U.S. and a resident of the State of Alabama. Nominee, nominator or sponsoring agency must be a member of NENA to be eligible for an award.

Sample job responsibilities and titles for this position are provided on this form as examples to help you determine whether your nominee is eligible for this award category. Specific responsibilities and titles may vary by agency and are not limited to the lists shown here.

Sample Responsibilities Functions as a front line dispatcher or call taker for police, fire, and/or EMS agencies.

1. Operates telecommunications equipment to receive emergency and non-emergency phone calls.

2. Determines situations from callers and ascertains all required information for dispatch of a call.

3. Relays information to a dispatcher (if a separate position) via CAD or manual dispatch cards.

4. Operates radio equipment to dispatch first responder units to request emergency services, receives radio traffic from first responders, monitors emergency and support radio frequencies.

5. Maintains unit status and practices both decision making and multitasking skills.

6. Operates computer equipment to assist both officers and citizens with the retrieval of information.

7. Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties.

Sample Job Titles

Public Safety Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Operator, Dispatcher, Call Taker, etc.

Completing this form

* Click the link below to fill out and submit the online form. Nominations will only be accepted using this form.

* Type the required information directly into the online form.

* Be sure to include information for all requested sections.

* Include specific facts or examples wherever possible to back up your recommendation.

* Ask someone to proof the form before you submit it: Are there grammatical errors? Is there information that is unclear? Do the descriptions provide enough detail to “paint a picture” of the performance and contribution of the nominee to the support of public-safety communications?

* Only one nomination per category per agency. Do not submit multiple candidates in a single category.

Submitting your nomination

When you click "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the form It will be Automatically sent to the committee members. Please only submit once. You will receive emailed confirmation that we have received your nomination within five business days.

Submissions must be sent using the online form. All nominations must be received by August 31, 2018.

Still have questions?

Email or contact a member of the Alabama NENA Awards Committee or the Executive Board. Membership and contacts can be found on the Alabama NENA website.

Click this link for the COMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATOR/DISPATCHER OF THE YEAR form.