We all know how important Police, Fire and EMS are to our community. There's another group of folks that are saving lives but don't always get the credit they deserve. They're the behind the scenes heroes.

Public Safety Tele-Communicators or 9-1-1 Operators

Most of the time, they are the very first voice you'll hear before you begin interacting with police, fire or ems, when you're having an emergency and need assistance. 9-1-1 operators are extremely important to communities. They interact with callers, that may be going through the biggest crisis of their lives, and are the ones that direct emergency responders to get to you and are can be considered the quarterback of the emergency response world. They guide each party of the emergency response team to get to the locations they need to be, all while keeping the communication clear and open.

If you've always felt like you want to help and make a difference in the Casper community, but aren't able to become a Police Officer, Firefighter or EMT /Paramedic, you have a chance now to jump into action.

The City of Casper is currently testing to make up a list of eligible candidates to become a 9-1-1 operator / Public Safety Tele-Communicator. If you're looking for your next step in finding a new career, this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

The best part is, you don't have to have prior experience. You will be thoroughly trained and the training process is intense and is an on-going process. You'll learn the ins and outs of how to properly handle crisis calls, relaying accurate information, keeping track of the status of on-duty safety agents, and directing the overall emergency response.

This job certainly could be a high stress job, but extremely rewarding and beneficial.

If you'd like to throw your hat in the ring and become a member of Casper's emergency response team, you should apply.

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