New Law Helps Emergency Dispatchers

Emergency dispatchers will now have access to many of the same services and benefits as other first responders under a new state law.

Filed by State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia), Senate Bill 3127 amends existing state laws to include “Emergency Medical Dispatchers” as first responders. This will allow dispatchers to be recognized as first responders, enabling them to receive many of the same services and benefits.

The new law recognizes not only the role that dispatchers play, but the fact that many of them face the same issues as other responders, including post-traumatic stress disorders and other issues.

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