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More training, possibly better benefits to come for Cowlitz 911 dispatchers thanks to new state law | Crime and Courts

Maria Gilbert of Longview has instructed people on how to deliver babies, give CPR and escape a flooded vehicle, all without being considered a first responder.

Her title is set to change thanks to a new state law which will classify 911 dispatchers as first responders in Washington and create a statewide training and certification for the job.

Cowlitz 911 Center hires John Diamond as executive director

John Diamond will be the next executive director of the Cowlitz County 911 Center.

The law creates a bureaucratic switch, where 911 dispatchers at government-run centers will no longer be considered administrative support, opening up the possibility of better state benefit plans and earlier retirement, similar to police and fire personnel.

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Gilbert said she has been a dispatcher for almost 16 years, and a volunteer firefighter for 23 years. However, at her paid job, where she also helps save lives, the state doesn’t identify her as a first responder, even though

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Experts tell who benefits from govt’s electric vehicle incentives






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The government’s announcement in the 2022 budget on the giving of incentives to electric vehicle (EV) owners does not mean that the price of such cars will drop to the point that they become affordable for all segments of society, experts in the automotive industry say.

Speaking to MalaysiaNow, they said while prices might go down, they would still top hundreds of thousands of ringgit, making EVs accessible only to the rich.

They also said that the government’s intention in announcing the incentives was to help industry players given the lacklustre sale of EVs in the country.

Chips Yap said the new technology used in the production of EVs is what makes them more expensive than traditional cars which run on fuel.

He said car manufacturers have spent billions of ringgit on research and development and are still unable to raise investment capital.

“It’s not the

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