METCAD 9-1-1 Holding Information Session to Discuss Career Opportunities for Emergency Dispatchers

METCAD 9-1-1 invites anyone looking for a rewarding job helping others to attend an upcoming Virtual Information Session to discuss career opportunities as a Telecommunicator, or Emergency Dispatcher. The Information Session will be held via Zoom at 6:00 pm on September 16, 2021. To pre-register for this event, or to learn more about the Telecommunicator position, please visit

METCAD Telecommunicators provide critical and often lifesaving services to the residents and visitors of Champaign County. Telecommunicators answer emergency and non-emergency phone calls and provide routine and emergency dispatch for local police, fire, and ambulance services across Champaign County.

The Information Session on September 16 will allow participants to learn more about METCAD, the role and job duties of a Telecommunicator, the application and hiring process, salary and benefits, and METCAD’s training program. The presentation will also include a video depicting a 9-1-1 call process from initial intake through Police, Fire, and EMS dispatch and response coordination. The Information Session will conclude with a Q&A session to address any questions that participants might have about the position or a career at METCAD.