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Shirley Dunlap
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Phoenix Fire Department
Supevisor - Alarm Room
Years of public service:
22 + years
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Fire Service Management BA, Psychology BA, Education M.Ed.

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At 3:06pm on June 29, 2009, Mike Cherry said…
Anything from basic to management of a dispatch center.
At 3:09pm on March 26, 2009, Nando Canez said…
hey thanks for the invite to show me around Shirley...i'm not much of a radio guy...i know enough to push the button and talk...but just yesterday we were working a fire and the engine making water supply couldnt talk to the fire attack engine...they were less than 1/4 mile apart...oi...coulda been bad if someone was actually interior and in from that working interested...i'l be in touch
be safe
At 1:50pm on March 25, 2009, Nando Canez said…
hey shirley...
i was wondering where you were during the whole radio/communications development process...i tell you im so impressed with the way you guys dispatch for all those agencies there...sometimes we get the bleed over here...and i have visited the Hall of like to hear how it all came about...maybe someday we can do what you guys do down south in pima county
be safe
At 4:00pm on March 20, 2009, Nando Canez said…
hey thanks for noticing our lil golf thingy...i wasnt there but i heard about safe and drop me an email safe!
At 10:19am on April 15, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
hi shirley
i am a DC with North Hudson Rregional in NJ
We serve 5 cities and are dispatched from a central point
We are looking into an in-service dispatcher training program aimed at going "back to the basics"
our dispatchers are civilians and recive no firefighter-type training
Any help would be appreciated
You can conatct me back or our Communications Director, Andrew Scott at or you can call Dir. Scott at 201-864-1232
stay safe
At 11:21pm on March 29, 2008, Robert E. Shelton said…
Amen to that sister!!
At 10:29pm on March 29, 2008, Robert E. Shelton said…
I teach witrh a few Phoenix & Tempe firefighters!! Thank yo for what you and all the alarm room personnel do!! We couldn't do what we do without you
At 2:34pm on March 23, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Anthony Avillo has posted a request for help and I suggested you. He is a good friend and is looking for information on training dispatchers. I told him I thought you were the best and could give him some guidance.
At 10:06am on March 14, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
Hey Pal
Are you going to start a communications group?
At 10:54am on March 10, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Shirley, do you dedicate a dispatcher to monitor the fire ground radio, this is so important. They are often the only one to hear a firefighter calling for help, yet many departments do not train their dispatchers in fire operations, join our group and start a discussion. We could use your input check out and sign up for our group, Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips.

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