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Ok this is depressing – do your own search and contact your local 911 agency and ask them. Next take a look at the jobs available in your area and if there are ANY colleges or high schools teaching 9-1-1 as a career. And if so, please let us know. Bad news is there are very few. Good news is – you are here where the only 9-1-1 turnkey career education program exists.
I wrote this newsletter in 2000 – not much has changed because not much has happened in 911 career education. When I am at a conference of 9-1-1 professionals and I ask them if they have a college or high school program where they can go for trained candidates. Whaaat? Deer in headlights – stunned that they never thought of that as a solution – but too overwhelmed and too busy to even think about tackling that solution.
It’s OK – it’s a solution now very possible with our curriculum + simulator + certification. The concept of 911 being a real live career, a profession that is not only fascinating but well paid, great benefits and finally – a place to get a turn key program – to set up this amazing class!
Have patience with the agencies – they are new to the idea of vocational education and working hard to keep us all safe regardless. YES there is a HIRING CRISIS IN 911. You are part of the solution.