Explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. They must try to balance saving people with solving problems in their own lives.
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- Emergency Board Operator (EBO)- Receives and processes telephone requests from citizens. A 911 dispatcher must make independent decisions, which affect the safety of police officers, and the community, which includes determining the urgency of requests received and the appropriate actions to take. A 9-1-1 dispatcher averages 75-250 calls per shift.
- Bureau Communications Coordinator (BCC)- Oversees and monitors all activity in a specified police bureau including urgent field situations and officer emergencies. Networks with outside agencies.
- Radio Telephone Operator (RTO)- Dispatches patrol units using radio, digital terminal and other methods in accordance with urgency of requests for service. A single operator can be responsible for as many as 50 units
- Auxiliary Telephone Operator (ATO)- Processes calls for alarms, outside agencies as well as requests from field units for additional information or resources.
- Instant Recall Recorder (IRR) - Records audio from telephone and radio allowing users to play back conversations on the fly.
- National Traffic System (NTS) - is a network of amateur radio operators sponsored by the American Radio Relay League for the purpose of relaying messages throughout the U.S. and Canada. CL ma6y indicate that a station is going off or leaving the air, and will not listen for any further calls. CL is sent after the final Identification.
Multiple times in the series officer Grant asks someone if they have a license for their gun.
The state of California does not require a license to purchase or own guns, only a background check. See more
Spun-off from 9-1-1: Lone Star