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#IAM911 Movement Aims to Assist in Reclassifying Public Safety Telecommunicators Out of "Clerical" Classification

Date: 2016-08-30
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The #IAM911 movement is an effort beginning on Facebook to assist in the reclassification of public safety telecommunicators from "clerical," where US Government’s Office of Management and Budget’s Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee recently ruled they belong, to "protective," by showing how the intense, specialized training dispatchers/telecommunicators receive and the intensive, life-saving work that they routinely do in their jobs is far, far from the average job description of the clerical classification.

The In The Trenches Podcast Facebook page is collecting and displaying short dispatch stories from working telecommunicators all over who are fighting to show how non-clerical they are. Some may find these posts disturbing but this is as real as it gets.

On Facebook, see

See background stories on this topic:

APCO Extremely Disappointed, Remains Committed to Seeing Public Safety Telecommunicators Properly Classified as a 'Protective' Occupation


NENA: Federal Committee's Action Disrespects 9-1-1 Telecommunicators and Holds Back Next-Generation 9-1-1 Improvements

- People, Places & Things/ (via In The Trenches Podcast on Facebook, 8/30/16)




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