Virtual Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD) Course - September 19-23, 2022

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Incident Tactical Dispatcher Course

Virtual, Sept 19-23, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

An Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD) Course is being offered VIRTUALLY this September.   THERE IS NO COST FOR THIS COURSE. 

Due to the limited number of spaces, names are being compiled for an interest list.

This course is designed for experienced dispatchers who are familiar with the Incident Command System and dispatch operations.

The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of an Incident Tactical Dispatcher. An Incident Tactical Dispatcher is a specially trained individual qualified to operate in a command post, base camp or at the incident scene in support of a specific incident or tactical operation.

Incident Tactical Dispatchers leverage the multi-tasking, communication, accountability and documentation skills of successful telecommunicators to provide public safety communications expertise and support at planned events and extended incidents such as hostage situations, multi-alarm fires, search and rescue operations, bombings, and active shooter incidents in accordance with FEMA National Qualifications Standards.

Incident Tactical Dispatchers may support the Communications Unit as a single resource or as part of an incident tactical dispatch team. This course provides a basic understanding for the roles and responsibilities of an incident tactical dispatcher working in a tactical environment.

DATES:  Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2022




  • Public Safety background with three years of experience in dispatch operations
  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-144: Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course
  • IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

RECOMMENDED but not mandatory: 

ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents


To be placed on the interest list, send an email to Cathy Anderson with your agency affiliation, agency address, job title, phone number, and a synopsis of your experience no later than July 15. 

Students invited to attend the course will be notified by the end of July and will be required to provide copies of their FEMA certificates.