Emergency Communications professionals are dispatchers who operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. This includes 911 personnel, secondary emergency agencies such as fire, police and ambulance and employer emergency call centres. It can also include working in non-emergency situations such as taxi dispatchers and others.
Emergency Communications is a 20-week applied certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus.
We emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, so you'll gain both theory and practical skills. You'll learn from instructors who have experience working in emergency communications. Your studies will focus on:
Communication Operator is a profession with a high degree of job satisfaction and the ability to make a difference to someone in a crisis. It is a career that requires unique training, which will enable you to serve the public in a front line capacity, ensuring public and officer safety, with a team that is highly trained in responding to emergencies.
September 3, 2019
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