Are you looking for a job that will be very rewarding and will help you make someone's life better?

Today on Dominick In The Morning, John Hinkle who is the supervisor at Gallatin County 911 told my listeners they are looking for a few good men and women to become 911 operators.

Hinkle talked about how being a 911 operator can change your life. You are helping sick people or people in danger. The job never has a dull moment.

He talked about having to talk people through giving CPR over the phone.

"Just last month, one of the operators talked a woman through child birth. A few days later the woman brought her newborn baby to meet the 911 operator and thank her," Hinkle said.

When you are a 911 operator Hinkle told me you have to understand that the person on the other end of the phone is having one of the worst days of their life. You have to stay calm and try your best to get them the help they need.

Sometimes they get calls from very lonely people, and while it is against the law in Bozeman to make a 911 call if there is not an emergency, Gallatin operators try to understand the pain these people are in. It's sad we have so many lonely people.

What is it most people ask Hinkle and 911 operators? "Why do you ask so many questions?" The reason is they are trying to understand what the problem is, where the person is and how they can help.

If you think being a 911 operator is something you may like, they are short-handed and looking right now.


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