Make sure personnel are qualified to serve in public safety communications centers with the 2014 NFPA 1061.
NFPA 1061: Standard for Public Safety Telecommunications Personnel Professional Qualifications defines the minimum job performance qualifications of persons in specific position within the communications field, such as public safety telecommunicator, communications training officer, communications supervisor, quality assurance/improvement personnel, communications training coordinator, communications center manager, and logistics section communications unit leader. This approach saves administrative costs and refines the lines of duties and responsibilities.
Work with the latest facts to advance public safety.
In response to the significant expansion of responsibilities and duties in the telecommunicator field, the 2014 edition expands the organizational chart to include the levels for supervision and administration. This allows for the prioritization of tasks making effective decisions, evaluating resource needs, anticipating critical needs, taking action in a proactive manner, and recognizing effective and efficient operations.
Changes in telecommunications continue as technology and electronics are tested and new "norms" evolve. Telecommunications personnel must stay current with the latest equipment and industry practices to meet today's job challenges. (Softbound, 30 pp., 2014)