I know I keep blowing the horn for vollies, but I know my department would kill for somebody eager to learn dispatching (or just a competent dispatcher or two). Try looking at vollie departments in your area…theyâ€™d probably bend over backwards to get you trained. We had one dispatcher (lost her to law enforcement, sadly) who not only did dispatching, but got herself on every one of our trainings so sheâ€™d have a better idea of what it was like out there (and so sheâ€™d know exactly what we were asking for when the fire-speak came over the radio).
Go for it. Coming back, anybody know how one gets training for logistics unit jobs? Iâ€™d like to work toward a LogULeader, but I have no idea how to start. CacheKing? CacheQueen?
Nerd on the Fireline