WHAT: Dispatcher Trainee Graduation

WHO: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Chief Dispatcher Kelly Collins

Frank Halbherr, President of Local 1637, District Council 33

Graduates of Classes #17-01 and #18-01

WHEN: Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Engine 38

4931 Magee St., Philadelphia

The Fire Department will mark the graduation of 10 dispatcher trainees, who completed eight weeks of training to become state-certified professional public safety telecommunicators. They work in the Fire Communications Center (FCC), which handles 911 calls and dispatches Fire and EMS vehicles to incidents citywide. FCC staff members handled nearly 568,000 calls last year. Read more here.