The profession of a 911 Telecommunicator is challenging, yet a rewarding one. Telecommunicator's are the voice behind the radio, the lifeline for citizens and officers alike and the push that starts the ball rolling. Our role requires skilled emergency service work which involves receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for all Dare County Law Enforcement, Fire, as well as Emergency Medical Services and Ocean Rescue, knowing when we may need to send a combination of these emergency services. Our Telecommunicators are trained to be alert at all times, determining the nature / urgency of calls while keeping close contact with field units and maintaining officer safety. This requires a considerable degree of initiative and independent judgment within procedural boundaries in responding to the public reporting a variety of situations.