Radio Check finds his way to the second sub-basement to dispatch. Elsewhere, things have gotten exciting on the first floor with a quiet request for backup units.
*Note: Out of Sequence with Chapter 8*
9. Dispatch POV
Eight stations, adjustable level monitors or keyboards for comfort. A dispatcher could stand or sit as he or she felt. Back saving seats were available that would allow the person using the chair would be in a partial kneeling position that kept pressure points off of the back.
All in all the stations were very ergonomic with colored displays that indicated on a map where each unit was and their status. Red for committed to a call. Green for available, yellow, blue, white with red lettering all with various needs for out-of-service units. Fire and ambulance shown on other maps with a supervisor with an overview option of all units. But this made for a very busy screen. Supervisor usually had four screens available with touch screen overlays as they wished.
Normal traffic that early evening, running warrant checks on simple traffic…
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