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My center is looking to replace our dispatch chairs and i am looking for recommendations. Either advice on chairs or a site to buy them from would be appreciated. We are looking for 24 hr chairs with high backs that would hold up for a few years.

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Contact the El Paso County, Colorado 911 system. They have this super deluxe chair, but I think they run about $1000.00 each. These are high back, and adjust to every angle, and have air bladders on seat and back. Arm rests go up, down, out and angle forward and backwards. Nice chairs. I don't work for the agency that had them anymore, but they were real happy with them. Not a bad price for what you get.


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We have Recaro chairs that were purchased a few years ago and they're trash already, there's no lumbar or seat support and the you have to be at least 6' to use the headrest!! Since the chairs are the second most important piece of equipment dispatchers use, second only to a headset, leather and padding are the way to go... yeah, sure wish we could get those!! LOL That's what I'll add to my wish list... yes!! Seriously, just like everything else - you get what you pay for!!! Good luck and my comfort be with you!


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Wish my department would get the chairs Jimroc mentioned!!! I too will have to put that on our "Dispatch Wish List" Only God knows where they got the ones we use over here...lol... not the most comfy things to sit in I know that much!! My back is yelling on my car ride home! Thankfully my I got a seat massager that goes into your lighter outlet in your car for xmas...that comes in good handy on after a long days work!! All I can say is... You know a chair is used way to much when you can see butt imprints on it before you sit down.....HAHAHA

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EEEEWWWWWW, LMAO... I have my own "butt pad", hehe... it's just a chair pad but I feel much better sitting on my own but imprints!! We had an *older* dispatcher who was a tad large and he used to sweat A LOT. Everyone hated to sit in the chair he just got out of so I thought, why not... the personal butt pad was in the next day!!


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PGPD911 said:

EEEEWWWWWW, LMAO... I have my own "butt pad", hehe... it's just a chair pad but I feel much better sitting on my own but imprints!! We had an *older* dispatcher who was a tad large and he used to sweat A LOT. Everyone hated to sit in the chair he just got out of so I thought, why not... the personal butt pad was in the next day!!

AHHH HAHAHAHAHA Thats soooo funny!!! Might just have to go get me a Butt Pad then...LMAO!!

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In our case, the personnel who approves our orders for chairs doesn't have a true understanding that these chairs are used 24/7 365 days a year. They don't know why they wear out so quickly...hmmm?! Not rocket science! So they ordered us a few new ones last month, but got a cheaper version of the last chairs we got. Makes no sense! And they are smaller!!


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JIMROC said:

Contact the El Paso County, Colorado 911 system. They have this super deluxe chair, but I think they run about $1000.00 each. These are high back, and adjust to every angle, and have air bladders on seat and back. Arm rests go up, down, out and angle forward and backwards. Nice chairs. I don't work for the agency that had them anymore, but they were real happy with them. Not a bad price for what you get.

We have these chairs in my comm center, not sure of the name brand or anything, but I will find out. There's a black "bubble" kind of button on the back that inflates/deflates the lumbar support, and the arms go up and down, and fold down flat next to the chair as well. They cost us about $950 a piece. I never have any back trouble sitting in it for a straight 12 hour shift. Makes for happy dispatchers!!! : )

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We purchased a few Recaro chairs a couple years ago and have been fairly happy with them, but as Sue says ... if you're not 6ft, the headrest just doesn't quite work - which stinks if you work the overnights like me!!!

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We have Herman Miller Aeron chairs in our center. Very comfortable and cool. The mesh is nice. It doesn't absorb body essences like foam chairs do!!

http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/SSA/Product/0,,a10-c440-p8,00.html

Check around to other dealers. We bought ours on state contract and got a good deal, a lot less than list price.

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shplifeline said:

In our case, the personnel who approves our orders for chairs doesn't have a true understanding that these chairs are used 24/7 365 days a year. They don't know why they wear out so quickly...hmmm?! Not rocket science! So they ordered us a few new ones last month, but got a cheaper version of the last chairs we got. Makes no sense! And they are smaller!!

We have the same problem! Our Chief gets ticked that the chairs get worn out so quick! Hello...there is ALWAYS somebody sitting in one! We also have a couple of "larger" dispatchers and that does not help at all. I also may steal Sue's (PGPD911) idea and get a pillow to sit on : )

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BUTT PADS ARE NEEDED ESPECIALLY WHERE I WORK WE HAVE 109 DISPATCHERS THAT ARE SPLIT UP OVER 3 SHIFTS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY SIT IN EEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
THE CHAIRS WE HAVE SUCK!! I GET TIRED OF SITTING ALL DAY I DONT WANT TO GET WHAT IN MY DEPT CALLS "THE DISPATCHERS SPREAD"!!!!!

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tracy55 said:

BUTT PADS ARE NEEDED ESPECIALLY WHERE I WORK WE HAVE 109 DISPATCHERS THAT ARE SPLIT UP OVER 3 SHIFTS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY SIT IN EEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
THE CHAIRS WE HAVE SUCK!! I GET TIRED OF SITTING ALL DAY I DONT WANT TO GET WHAT IN MY DEPT CALLS "THE DISPATCHERS SPREAD"!!!!!

too funny!

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We use chairs from Concept Seating.  They sound like the chairs mosto foy you guys described, High back, adjustable arms up and downd and fold back, adjustable tilt and inflatable lumbar support.  They have a warantee for about 7 years. we had our last set for 10 or 11 years (there is a reason they stop covering them after 7 years). After 11 years of 24/7 use they were shot but all things considered they held up pretty well.  we had some heavy hitters in some of those chairs.  also the covers can come off so they can be washed.

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PGPD911 said:



EEEEWWWWWW, LMAO... I have my own "butt pad", hehe... it's just a chair pad but I feel much better sitting on my own but imprints!! We had an *older* dispatcher who was a tad large and he used to sweat A LOT. Everyone hated to sit in the chair he just got out of so I thought, why not... the personal butt pad was in the next day!!


AHHH HAHAHAHAHA Thats soooo funny!!! Might just have to go get me a Butt Pad then...LMAO!!

When I worked in dispatch, you could tell who was on duty before you by the odors left behind. NO, that was not a pun! Air freashners usually made it worse, like someone sh*t in a flower shop

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We have some funny smells sometimes that come through the chiars. I have not has any problem from smells out of the guys. It is usually after you sit down behind a female that you start smelling the odor. We have Odorban that we keep in dispatch to spray in the chiars. When I worked at the jail, we had someone that didn't like to change underwear apparently. It always smelled like you were walking in a porta potty when you went to work.


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KOZY says ...



PGPD911 said:



EEEEWWWWWW, LMAO... I have my own "butt pad", hehe... it's just a chair pad but I feel much better sitting on my own but imprints!! We had an *older* dispatcher who was a tad large and he used to sweat A LOT. Everyone hated to sit in the chair he just got out of so I thought, why not... the personal butt pad was in the next day!!


AHHH HAHAHAHAHA Thats soooo funny!!! Might just have to go get me a Butt Pad then...LMAO!!

When I worked in dispatch, you could tell who was on duty before you by the odors left behind. NO, that was not a pun! Air freashners usually made it worse, like someone sh*t in a flower shop


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

We have the High Back Chairs, that cost about $1000.00. We have already sent back  3 of them because they fell apart, and the seats wear out so fast. I think we're just DOOOOOMED to have uncomfortable chairs!!!!

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I just started shopping for new chairs.  We went with several $1000 chairs with a recliner leg rest. They worked great for about 5 months - but after that, arms started falling off, some would only rock, etc. (you all know the story). Before these we had the concept chairs - only about half of my dispatchers would use them.  Thus my search is on for new chairs.  I've heard about the Recaro chairs some of you are talking about and Ironhorse.  Either of them worth looking into? If so - which model?

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I just realized this thread is over 3 years old.......whoops

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We too are looking for new chairs. They keep buying office chairs that break too easily from the 24/7 use. We have a few larger dispatchers too, along with a very short dispatcher, which makes finding chairs interesting. It's like finding the perfect chair that all 3 bears & goldilocks will all be happy to use.


Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.


We were hoping we could find the company that lets you test the chairs for a few weeks before deciding on which one to purchase. Anyone out there know what company does this?