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Ask a Dispatcher

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a 9-1-1 dispatcher or thought about it as a career? Well, our dispatch team is currently recruiting and invites you to join us to 'Ask a Dispatcher' what it's all about!

Join us at one of three upcoming events and you will:

  • Find out what happens when you call 9-1-1 in the City of San José
  • Meet Dispatchers and ask any questions you may have about the profession
  • Learn more about the duties of a San José Fire Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Gather information about the 9-1-1 system and what dispatchers do daily


  • Thursday, February 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    SJFD Station 31, 3100 Ruby Ave, San José, CA 95135
  • Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    SJFD Training Campus, 255 S Montgomery St, San José, CA 95110
  • Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    SJFD Station 29, 199 Innovation Dr, San José, CA 95134

For more information or to apply for an open Dispatcher recruitment, please visit

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