09/20/16

Within the Trenches Ep 118

Welcome back to Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. In this episode I finally got the chance to speak to Ryan, who serves with the 911 Wellness Foundation as well as a consultant for the 911 Training Institute and runs the blog and social media outlets for Operation 10-8. This has been about 2 years in the making but it was worth the wait. Also on the podcast is Lloyd, a previous guest on the show and a police dispatcher in Western Canada. This was Read more [...]
09/15/16

Within the Trenches Ep 117

Welcome back to another episode of Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Today is September 15th, 2016 and there are only 5 days left until the ability to submit a public comment closes. The #IAM911 movement has raised all kinds of awareness on the issue of reclassification for Public Safety Telecommunicators (PSTs) from "clerical" to "protective", but most of all the awareness of what PSTs go through on a day to day basis. The support from the Thin Gold Read more [...]
09/8/16

One chance – An #IAM911 Story

Author - Anonymous One of the most important things about being a 911 dispatcher is safety. On so many levels. We have to have 3 sets of ears to hear what the caller is telling us, while listening to the background noise & radio traffic all at the same time. We have to make sure that we pass along all of the critical details. The suspect has a weapon. There is a person trapped on the 2nd floor of that house on fire. The patient took bath salts & is now hallucinating & combative. Read more [...]
09/8/16

Within the Trenches Ep 116

Welcome back to another episode of Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks and instead of boring you with text on this post I would like for you to listen to this episode with guest Jamison, Director of Weakly County 9-1-1 & is the Emergency Management Director as well as an ENP and 2nd VP of NENA and share it on social media. In this episode we take a deep dive look at the reclassification issue. As Read more [...]
09/4/16

Within the Trenches Ep 115

Welcome back to another episode of Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. A lot has happened in the past week. On August 24th 2016 I started the #IAM911 movement, which is an effort to assist in the reclassification of Public Safety Telecommunicators (PSTs) from "clerical" to "protective." Both APCO International and NENA are pushing to get this passed. Public comments are open until September 20th 2016 (In the episode I mention the 16th and at the end Read more [...]
08/26/16

Within the Trenches Ep 114 – #IAM911

Good morning and welcome to episode 114 of Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. A lot has happened since the last episode and instead of boring you with text I will let you get to this episode. Check out the topics below and make sure to listen and share! As always if you have any questions or you would like to be a guest on the show you can email us at wttpodcast@gmail.com. Episode topics - #IAM911 Movement How to participate in the movement Read more [...]
08/7/16

An LEO Wives Story – Guest Blog Post By Aly Tuttle

A Guest Blog Post By: Aly Tuttle This morning I woke up as my husband was getting ready to head into work. Today is his normal day off, yet he is going in to work some overtime and to lead the range training for the other officers. I saw his range uniform laying there. He got dressed, I gave him a kiss, told him his butt looked good in those pants and off he went. I proceeded to start laundry, and I see his uniform needs washed. I broke down. Why? I can’t tell you exactly why it was that Read more [...]
07/21/16

Within the Trenches Ep 113

With all of the B.S. going on in the world right now I thought I would do a funny episode with the always epic Rob "Big Mac" McMullen. In this episode we share some personal stories along with a few funny 9-1-1 tapes. A big thanks goes out to the person who hooked me up with the tapes. They are awesome and shows what we deal with in dispatch. It's definitely light hearted and if you are looking for a laugh then make sure to check this out and share! As always if you have any questions or you want Read more [...]
07/19/16

Heroes in a Headset! Dispatch Power!

Get your one of a kind "Heroes in a headset" t-shirt that doubles as a homage to the four half-shelled heroes from your childhood. Whether you are old school or new school you will dig this design. It's not sold in stores and accept no substitutes. Remember that in order to receive your shirt we must hit the goal or the t-shirt will not be made. https://teespring.com/heroes-in-a-headset#pid=369&cid=6512&sid=front   Read more [...]
07/15/16

The AudioVillains Podcast Ep 90

For your listening pleasure, the funny stories and antics of the AudioVillains! This episode features Fernando, Adam, Ricardo, a new Code Seven Podcast Network jingle and powered by Blue Moon Brewing Company beer. Now this is not to say that they sponsored this episode, I am merely saying that we were accompanied by ice cold refreshing Blue Moon. There are many topics and stories covered in this episode so I won't even preview them. You will just have to listen and laugh and share! Episode Read more [...]