Reclassifying 911 as First Responders: What Public Safety Professionals Should Know

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Thu, Apr 11th, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET
Thu, Apr 11th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT
Thu, Apr 11th, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MT
Thu, Apr 11th, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PT
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911 professionals are categorized as “clerical” by the Federal Government.

Read that again. If that comes as a shock, you should attend this webinar.

In 2018, the Federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) classified 911 dispatchers as “Office and Administrative Support Occupation” based on data they collected from 911 centers across the United States. This session will explore how this happened and what we can do to change it. Additionally, there have been several state-level efforts to reclassify 911 as first responders, some successfully and others not.

What does this mean? It’s more complicated than it may seem on the surface. This webinar will discuss:

  • The history of 911 professionals
  • How the job has changed and why reclassification matters
  • The BLS classification process
  • State-wide reclassification efforts
  • The 911 SAVES Act
  • What we can do to support reclassification efforts statewide and federally
  • What tools exist to help the effort


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