Should 911 dispatchers be considered first responders?

Our co-hosts talk about the reclassification possibility and also consider the idea of a national certification for all dispatchers

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In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss EMS1 Associate Editor Rachel Engel's article concerning a possible congressional reclassification of 911 dispatchers from clerical workers to first responders. Is this a reasonable request? Or should dispatchers be required to obtain EMT training? Our co-hosts also talk about the possibility of a national certification for all dispatchers. Listen and add your thoughts in the comments. 

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