Roger that: A tough but rewarding job

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Roger that: A tough but rewarding job

14 weeks of training, a 5-screen computer system and stressful situations
“Our number one concern is officer safety,” said dispatcher Kara Abdella. Dispatchers say one key to their job is the ability to multi-task. They are frequently responding to two calls at a time.
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

The Durango-La Plata Emergency Communications Center dispatches for the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, Durango Police Department, Bayfield Police Department, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, and Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District. DFRA responded to over 600 false-alarm calls last year.

Roger that: A tough but rewarding job

“Our number one concern is officer safety,” said dispatcher Kara Abdella. Dispatchers say one key to their job is the ability to multi-task. They are frequently responding to two calls at a time.
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

The Durango-La Plata Emergency Communications Center dispatches for the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, Durango Police Department, Bayfield Police Department, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, and Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District. DFRA responded to over 600 false-alarm calls last year.
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