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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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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has a radio code (1) for child abuse cases (10-35), but this radio transmission is rarely used by Central because no parent ever calls a 911 operator to say that they have committed a crime against their own child.
The first call came more than half an hour after the first shots were fired, when Mateen told a 911 operator: "Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God."
Wanting an update, I again summoned my favorite 911 operator. She informed me, "Hundreds of calls have poured in about a feral bull.
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.
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.
"Whether a bad guy is inside or outside, when the police show up and ask you to open the door, ask the 911 operator for their names.
Lastrella told the 911 operator that the pedal was stuck.
A policeman saves a family from an intruder, a priest assists earthquake victims in Haiti, and a 911 operator helps a desperate caller deliver his wife's baby in their car.
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.
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.