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dispatch

  1. the sending out of finished goods for distribution and sale. Such finished goods can be dispatched from STOCK or as particular customers' orders are manufactured.
  2. the selection of JOBS or batches of a product to be completed in a PRODUCTION schedule. Various dispatch rules can be used to select which particular job should be completed next from a queue of jobs awaiting completion, such as ‘first come first served’, ‘random selection’, ‘minimum processing time’ (starting with the job which has the shortest machine processing time) etc.
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When cities and counties add automated dispatching to their 911 communications infrastructure, there are obvious and dramatic improvements in how quickly a 911 dispatch can be sent to the fire or EMS crew designated for response," said Glenn Neal, Locution Systems' president, founder, and chief technology officer.
Recently, three factors began to force a change in dispatcher training: The influx of civilian dispatchers, the specter of civil liability lawsuits, and the advent of complex computerized dispatching systems.
We believe we will be able to deal with most of our problems if we are able to hire and train more paramedics,'' Bamattre said after a news conference to discuss the department's dispatching system.
GLENDALE - The Verdugo Fire Dispatch began receiving and dispatching fire and emergency medical calls for the city of Monrovia as of July 1.