The bipartisan bill was co-authored by Rep. Norma J. Torres, who is a former LAPD dispatcher, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent
Apr 1, 2021
By Laura French
WASHINGTON — Legislators have reintroduced a bill in Congress that would change the job classification of 911 dispatchers nationwide.
The 911 SAVES Act would classify 911 dispatchers under “protective service occupations” instead of “office and administrative support occupations,” adding them to the same category as firefighters, law enforcement officers, corrections officers and other public safety staff. (EMS providers are classified under healthcare occupations.)