Good evening folks! The AudioVillains are back with episode 11 of the JCast on Jabber Log! This week, Eddie and I took the reigns as a duo and although our third AudioVillain Mike had a prior engagement we kicked ass and took names. We used the upstairs portion of the Ingarden Studios and I must say that the audio came out a lot better than past episodes. Our topics this week dealt with politics, movies, music, and a little bit of Jabber Log’s Tech Thursday. On September 12 2012, Apple revealed the new iPhone 5 and made their new operating system iOS6 available to developers. The new iOS will not be available to the public until next week but if you want to get it early you can head over to lifehacker.com for links to every iDevice and download it for free. We also mentioned the upcoming movie DREDD 3D and the awesome song on the trailer by La Roux (Skream Remix) called In for the Kill. Make sure to check it out, listen to the podcast and share to everyone you know! Cheers!
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
For years now I have heard this after saying what I do for a living, “Wow, that sounds interesting. So what’s your best or worst call?” Now, I’ve heard this many times and at first I was annoyed with it. I never wanted to say what I did for a living but then I thought about it. Why exactly do people want to know about what I do? The general public’s curiosity made me even more curious. After talking to several people I found out that they want to know because it’s not something you hear about that often. What we do for a living is very interesting and people really want to hear our stories.
All this curiosity has made me more than happy to talk about what I do. I’ve been in this line of work for a long time and I have heard just about everything you can think of. I’ve taken suicidal calls, medical calls, shootings, funny calls, car chases, and many more. I could blow your mind with the calls I’ve taken and you would be left with the question, “How do you do this for a living?” My answer would be, “It’s what I do and I’m damn good at it.” I have also shared moments with my work family that will never be forgotten and to explain it to someone would only scratch the surface of those specific moments. It’s these stories that I want to share with people; the calls you don’t hear and are curious about.
One time I was working the night shift with two of my co-workers. The night was rather calm and I was on radios. We talked throughout the night, which seemed to drag on, and a trooper keys up on the radio and says that he’s checking a residence for a girl that was possibly being held there by her boyfriend. I asked if he wanted any status checks and he said he was 10-5. This means that he doesn’t need any status checks. My co-workers and I went back to chatting and a couple minutes into the call an officer yelled something that no one ever wants to hear.
“SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED, OFFICER HIT.”
I can’t describe the feeling that went over me but my co-workers and I jumped into action to get an ambulance out to the scene to stage and direct other officers to assist those who were out at the house. It was unnerving to be in the dark of what was going on out there. We knew the gist but the specifics were unclear. We helped by looking up info on the house and it’s possible occupants. Anything the officers asked for we did it. After that we sat there as each officer called out his or her perimeter location. The standoff lasted past our shift and when I got home I couldn’t sleep. After a while I had to force myself to go to bed. When I woke up I looked online for the news story. It turned out that the suspect was arrested, one person died, and the officer who was shot was fine.
Moments like this happen at any time and I’ve seen my fair share. My experience in dispatch is not only interesting but it’s amazing. It’s something I want to share with everyone and I want you, the readers of this blog, to know more about what we as 9-1-1 dispatcher’s go through during these moments. It is also the basis of a Kickstarter project I started that will include a live podcast featuring the stories of 9-1-1 dispatchers. This podcast would give you a better idea of what we do and deal with. It will also start with dispatch but eventually I would like to add police, fire, and EMS. I will provide a link below to the Kickstarter page for pledges and rewards. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. My fellow dispatchers and I have many stories and this is just one way you can hear about them.
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By Ricardo — 4 years ago
On June 14 -19 2014 the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) will be in Nashville Tennessee for the annual National NENA conference. This is a fun filled week for 9-1-1 professionals to learn and network through educational courses.
Our Industry Partners allow us to put on a great conference. They also provide the latest and greatest of their products to be displayed. I support how important it is for dispatchers to partake in this conference and the amount of knowledge one can take back is truly invaluable.
The Within the Trenches podcast is back along side Mark Fletcher of the Avaya Podcast Network (APN) in the podcast zone! There was an excellent turnout for the podcast zone last year and Within the Trenches helped tell dispatch stories from all over the United States. We also acquired sponsors for the week with advertising on the show, blog, social media outlets and more as a return to those sponsors.
There are three different sponsorship packages that include advertising for each Industry Partner sponsor during the week as well as the life of the show. What this means is once the episode is recorded and released to the public your ad is out there until it is taken down. And as of right now the show is not ending any time soon, and 9-1-1 professionals are joining “Within the Trenches” daily to listen in.
Sponsorships are set up in three tiers.
- Tier 1 for $100 – Your logo will be added to a sign and displayed on the broadcast table during the week at the conference.
- Tier 2 for $200 – Your logo will be added to a sign and on a special page of thejabberlog.com.
- Tier 3 for $300 – (Tier 1 & 2 included) PLUS your business will also be mentioned in an episode of the show
All sponsorship money goes directly to the show for t-shirt giveaways, mug giveaways and any equipment or web hosting needed for the show.
If you would like to be a sponsor please email me for further information at email@example.com with the subject of “WTT Sponsorship.” I will call you to finalize everything.
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello folks and welcome to another episode of the JCast featuring the AudioVillains. This week we touch on a few major subjects that have rocked the world including the passing of Neil Armstrong and the doping case of Lance Armstrong. We also follow up with Eddie as he tells us his bee attack and allergy incident. Shout outs go to David and Sonny as they both got married to their respective fiances this past Saturday and we visit a few topics that will make you think. As always you can reach us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the button to the left. We are also syndicated to a few different podcast communities including Podcast Pickle, Podbean, Blubrry, and you can find us on Stitcher. If you have an iPhone or Android you can look for us there under “The JCast on Jabber Log” or “The AudioVillains”. Have a good one and make sure to listen and share!Post Views: 147