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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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Currently they must communicate with 9-1-1 operators using a relay center or a specialized communications device.
Where E9-1-1 services are deployed, a 9-1-1 call from a cellular phone is automatically forwarded to the nearest public safety answering point (PSAP), or 9-1-1 call center, and these new technologies aid 9-1-1 operators in locating a caller in distress when they are unable to determine or communicate their location.
Phase I gives 9-1-1 operators the ability to identify a wireless caller's approximate cell site (tower location) and callback number.
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As 9-1-1 operators, we are the first response in an emergency.