Training Program Descriptions
Basic Program. This program provides basic skills and knowledge for the person entering the field of public safety communications. The training shall consist of several courses that cover basic competencies. This training program shall be established by the Committee.
Basic Refresher Program. This program is designed for: Telecommunicators employed in Oregon for more than two years; certified telecommunicators from another state; or those who have been not working in the field less than two years. This program is an abbreviated version of the basic program resulting in certification as a Basic Telecommunicator. This program shall be established by the Committee.
Emergency Medical Dispatch Program. This program is required for all telecommunicators that process telephone request for, and/or dispatch emergency medical care providers. This program will give the telecommunicator the background, basic skills and medical principles needed to give a caller pre-arrival instructions. This program is mandated by administrative rules of the Oregon State Health Division (OAR 333-028-0063, 333-028-0125, 333-200-0080). The Committee working with the State Health Division and Oregon Emergency Management will establish this program.
LEDS. This program is required for all telecommunicators that operate a terminal to access the LEDS network. This program gives the telecommunicator the working knowledge of how to operate the system. This program is mandated by administrative rules of LEDS.