What is a typical workday for emergency dispatcher jobs?

A typical work day for emergency dispatcher jobs is filled with many different calls that come in from people concerning many different problems, emergencies and needs. Emergency dispatchers work varying shifts and can work 60 or more hours per week to meet the needs of public emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance corps. Most emergency dispatchers spend between 6 and 10 hours daily sitting in front of their computer screens, with a telephone system through which numerous calls come in at once. In addition, radio equipment allows emergency dispatchers to quickly contact and communicate with firemen, police officers and emergency response teams out in the field throughout their shifts.