Dispatcher medical training unifies call responses, officials say

02/26/2013 | Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)

One benefit of a new Massachusetts law requiring 9-1-1 dispatchers to have emergency medical training is that it leads to standard responses for people calling about conditions such as chest pain, childbirth or difficulty breathing, according to state officials. Kelley Gammell, a Leominster Police Department training coordinator and dispatcher, says trained dispatchers have a guidebook to use when assisting callers so they can give instructions for interventions such as the Heimlich maneuver or using an epinephrine pen.

View Full Article in:

Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Agricultural Development Advisor, Guyana
Cuso International
Lethem
Contracts Manager
Hydra Electric Company
Burbank, CA
Business Development Advisor, Nicaragua
Cuso International
Managua
Manager, Corporate Events
Aerospace Industries Association
Arlington, VA
Liaison Engineer
Aerospace Quality Research and Development
Columbus, OH