Good afternoon folks! I hope everyone is having a great day. This week on Within the Trenches I sat down with Trista of Allegan County Central Dispatch to tell her story. We talked about how she got into the profession of emergency services as well as how callers can screw up her name. We touched on the many questions we ask and how the night shift of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. can bring horror over the radio. “SHOTS FIRED” is something we never want to hear yelled over the radio but it comes with the job. We describe two incidents that occurred and how we felt during those calls. This is a must listen and make sure to comment. For up to date information on new episodes and more from Within the Trenches, please ‘Like’ Jabber Log on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the show on iTunes or stream it 24/7 on Stitcher. As always if you have any questions or if you would like to be on the show, you can email me at email@example.com. Cheers!
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By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Good afternoon and welcome back to another awesome episode of Within the Trenches. It has been a pretty busy week with the announcement of Indiana’s statewide text-to-9-1-1 plan but I now have time so I’m posting a brand new episode from Indiana’s NENA conference. In this episode I spoke with Jessica, a dispatcher / CTO with Kosciusko 9-1-1 Communications. Jessica was honored during the opening ceremony with a few others where she received the Teamwork Award. Jessica shares how she got started in 9-1-1, calls she’s taken as well as the details of her teamwork award.
Make sure to check this out and share it. As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- How Jessica got her start
- Dispatch experience
- Teamwork Award
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Good evening folks! Today is Friday and usually I would be typing up a post for “Friday at the Movies” but instead I thought I would share something fun and…dorky. Yes, this is going to get a little dorky. If you dig comics, video games, Anime, science fiction, etc. then you will dig this post a lot. If not, you might get a kick out of it either way. As you can see from the title this has to do with Star Wars and Marvel. If you don’t know what Star Wars and Marvel are then in the words of Sheldon,
If you don’t know who Sheldon is then a second “For Shame” on you and you should be watching The Big Bang Theory. Now, between my family and I we began an off the wall discussion where we were pitting cartoon characters and such against each other in a battle to the death. We were sitting at the dinner table, having a normal conversation and out of no where my son and I jumped into the land of dorks and geeks, which is fine because we’re awesome! We started out with a match where Team Dragonball Z would fight against Team Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or TMNT for short. It sounds dumb but it was fun and interesting to hear my now 8 year old dig deep and explain why Team Dragonball Z would win. We got so into it that we began a tournament of champions.
We had Team Dragonball Z go up against the Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, and many others. Finally we came up with Team Dragonball Z vs. Team Star Wars. There was no doubt in our minds that Team Star Wars would destroy the other team but who would be strong enough to take them on? So after many considerations and several helpings of whatever we were eating that night, my son Logan, wife Rebecca, and I came up with the Ultimate Fantasy Mashup. We decided to pit Team Star Wars against Team Marvel. We decided that each team would have four fighters and that Team Star Wars would consist of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and yes…Darth Vader. Team Marvel would include, Cyclops, Wolverine, Professor X, and Magneto.
I told you it was going to get dorky didn’t I? Well thats nothing! Earlier this month when I was in Florida, my siblings, son and I talked this out in depth and at a Bob Evans. There were some business type gentlemen sitting next to us trying to have a discussion and here we are all hopped up on caffeine and talking about who would win. It was pretty funny but in reference to this battle here’s where your thoughts come in. Who would come out victorious in this ultimate battle to the death? There are many factors here in who would reign supreme. I mean, you have the power of the Force vs. the power of Mutants. I’m curious to read what everyone thinks and your take on the battle. In the end I believe that the two left standing would be Darth Vader and Magneto. It’s hard for me to choose who would win because I like them both but I want to know what you think. Star Wars or Marvel?Post Views: 549
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good evening everyone and welcome to episode 22 of Within the Trenches. This is the last episode of the NENA conference series that were recorded in Lansing, Michigan at the Lexington Hotel. The entire week was great and I definitely learned a lot. I also gave my own presentation on how I got into the 9-1-1 profession and how I created Within the Trenches. Despite my nerves I was able to give an excellent presentation and I am looking forward to the next time I speak at a conference.
In this episode I was joined by my co-host Whitney. We had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah, Dispatch Operations Coordinator with Washtenaw County, Jennifer, a supervisor with Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority and Bob, who is the NENA Regional Director with Intrado. In the beginning of this episode Bob told us that this is the 27th year that Michigan has had this conference. This is something I never knew and it was interesting to listen to him give the history of this conference and how important it is.
We also touched on how important the profession of 9-1-1 is and how everyone in emergency services should do what he or she can to attend a NENA conference. This was truly an amazing week for my co-host, the show and myself. We are doing big things and making it happen. I want to personally thank everyone who helped me throughout the week. Most importantly I want to thank Jeri. If it wasn’t for your conversation with my assistant director I might have never applied to be a presenter. Thank you for everything! To those who I recently met and are helping to make things happen, I thank you and you will not be sorry. As always you can email the show at email@example.com and if you would like to know more about NENA, local conferences and membership please follow the link below.
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- What NENA is all about
- How each guest got involved in emergency services
- Next Generation 9-1-1
- Early memorable calls from each guest
- The importance of attending a NENA conference