Several new fire dispatchers were sworn in this week at Danbury City Hall.
Fire Chief Geoff Herald says its a first responder position that is very important in fighting fires and in other emergency situations. The dispatcher gives advice on CPR and other procedures in an emergency situation. He says fire dispatchers are also the ones to calm a person with an emergency.
He says they also have extensive training. They are all firefighters and have to be promoted to the position of dispatcher.