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Noted Trainer Richard Behr Joins First Contact 911

Date: 2012-07-05
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First Contact 911, LLC is pleased to announce that Richard Behr has become the 12th member of the FC911 Instructional Services Team!

Richard Behr has been in public safety for 40 years.  He has worked in the field as a firefighter/EMT for a number of years.  He also has worked in law enforcement communications/9-1-1 for several California agencies.  He currently is dispatching in the fire service and is a certified EMD-QA.  He is also an adjunct instructor with Riverside Community College and currently teaches at Riverside County Sheriff’s Ben Clark Training Center where he has been an instructor for the past 17 years.

Richard is a nationally known instructor and has been involved with training for the past 35 years.  He is a California POST Certified Instructor and CTO.

He is the author of “Under the Headset, Surviving Dispatcher Stress”.  Richard is a member of The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and also a member of The National Center for Crisis Management.  He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response.  He has been involved in dispatcher debriefings for several high profile incidents including the Columbine School Shooting, debriefings for dispatchers in New York City and Washington, D.C. after September 11th; he made several trips to the Gulf Coast to debrief dispatchers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Northern Illinois University School Shooting and several other local and national incidents.

“First Contact 911 is honored and excited to have Richard as the newest member of our Instructional Services Team,” said Dave Larton, FC911’s Operations Section Chief.

- People, Places & Things/ (via First Contact 911, 7/5/12)


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