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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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How does a dispatcher prioritize one call over another?
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Then another dispatcher radioed in: "All units, the individual I have on the phone said he is continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire.
Then another dispatcher radios in: "All units, the individual I have on the phone said he is continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire.
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For witnessed cardiac arrests, the mean time from collapse to start of CPR was roughly 1 minute longer for the dispatcher-assisted CPR group than for the trained bystanders who began CPR without dispatcher assistance.
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Temple, a dispatcher who has been working in Princeton for 14 years, told selectmen.