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dispatcher

Software that determines what pending tasks should be done next and assigns the available resources to accomplish it. It may execute other programs or generate a list for human operators to follow. See scheduler.

dispatcher

i. The person responsible for dispatching an airline flight. Dispatchers are usually ground-based personnel who exercise, with the pilot-in-command, the operational control of the flight. The duties of flight dispatchers include providing meteorological information for the flight; flight planning; arranging loading and unloading of aircraft; stocking aircraft with consumables; apron servicing; and other turn-around tasks. An aircraft dispatcher must have in his or her possession a current aircraft dispatcher certificate.
ii. A person who supervises the exits of paratroopers or the drops of loads from an aircraft.
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But in light of increasing demand for bilingual 911 operators, the Texas Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce - a network of back-up emergency telecommunicators - is working to beef up its ability to provide bilingual assistance to emergency centers and call centers during natural disasters or other periods during which emergency calls may spike.
Then, Higgins says she heard a police bullhorn commanding her patient to come out with his hands raised, and a 911 operator told her to hang up the land-line because a crisis negotiator wanted to call him.
Berry also expressed admiration for the real life 911 operators.
With no obvious way out, Paul discovers a mobile phone with a weak signal and hurriedly calls for help, telling the 911 operator, "I don't know what's going on.
The service will allow passengers to call a local 911 operator in the event of an accident involving the activation of an air bag or an emergency fuel pump shutoff.
Taylor followed the man while on the phone with a 911 operator and was on his trail until police arrived.
The call is answered in the classroom by an actual 911 operator who participates in the presentations.
Meanwhile, I still was on hold for the 911 operator, so I moved to the child's father.
The 911 operator dispatched the police to northeast Washington.
On the morning of Saturday, May 15, a caller warned a 911 operator that the girder was twisted out of place, but the warning was misunderstood.
Those with hearing impairments that can speak are given a script to read after making contact with a 911 operator.
When the call was finally completed, the 911 operator gave no instructions about mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.