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  • Scott Sanders/ssanders@dailyherald.com  An overall view of Aurora's new 911 dispatch center for police and fire which is about four times the size of the old dispatch center and more highly computerized, dispatchers said.

      Scott Sanders/ssanders@dailyherald.com An overall view of Aurora's new 911 dispatch center for police and fire which is about four times the size of the old dispatch center and more highly computerized, dispatchers said.

  • COURTESY PHOTO  The communications room at the Libertyville Police Department.

      COURTESY PHOTO The communications room at the Libertyville Police Department.

 

A new study at northern illinois university suggests 911 dispatchers are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. the findings come as no surprise to those who have done the job: "you can go from dead silence to chaos within seconds."

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