Emergency Operations Center Dispatcher


Did you know Yellowstone has a special team of dispatchers to handle wildland fire, major search and rescue, and aviation activity in the park? When the current Lone Star Fire was first reported, employees in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) like Ed coordinated the aircraft involved in sizing up the fire, worked to locate and evacuate backcountry campers, and ordered the resources to manage the fire.

"The variety of situations I get to be a part of as a dispatcher makes the work exciting. In a single week, I will work with Life Flights, air tankers, neighboring dispatch centers, wildlife tracking flights, smokejumpers, as well as our own park's firefighters, search and rescue responders, ambulances, and rangers." - EOC Dispatcher Ed Folts

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Last updated: May 5, 2021

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