Good evening folks! I am back again with a new episode of Within the Trenches. This episode is a continuation of the series of episodes that I recorded this past week at the Mini-C conference in Boca Raton Florida. In this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Cheryl who works with Palm Beach County 9-1-1 Management and is a part-time 9-1-1 dispatcher. Cheryl was great to talk to and she finished off the interview with an excellent message for the public. It’s something that everyone needs to hear because when you make a 9-1-1 call there is specific information we need so her message is one that is very important.
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Episode topics –
- How Cheryl got into dispatch
- How long she’s been doing it
- Next Generation 9-1-1
- Memorable call – Home invasion where callers mom was shot and the little girl on the phone was also shot w/Cheryl on the phone
- Message for the public
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From what I know designer drugs can be fun. They can lead you on a trip that you never imagined but sometimes you end up experiencing a bad trip. If you have ever seen Peter Fonda in “The Trip” you know what I mean. If you have experienced it yourself then there you go. One evening when I was at work I took a phone call. The caller, who I will call Floyd as in Pink, told me that his neighbor had just gone into his pole barn with a gun. His neighbor was not alone though. He was also with his wife and her lover who he had just caught having sex. Now I got all the information I needed and we had people heading out to get into position. Floyd told me that he was watching all of this from his home and that he could hear them all arguing in the pole barn.
I asked Floyd if he could hear them still and he said no. I told him to stay inside and to not go out for any reason. The officers were setting up a perimeter and I asked Floyd again if he could hear them. This time Floyd said he could and that he was right outside the pole barn. I told him to get away from there given the circumstances because I wanted him to be as safe as possible. So after a little convincing Floyd left and walked down the street. As he walked away he said he saw his neighbor walk back inside his home. He did not see the gun but thought he heard a shot and only saw a knife.
Things were starting to take a turn. It was getting weird. Floyd no longer heard them in the pole barn nor did he think that his neighbors wife and her lover were in there. During this time of confusion the officers were already set up and ready to do what they do best. As I am trying to figure out what the hell is going on I hear one of the officers in the background talking to Floyd so I hung up with him.
We had almost every officer out on this call because of the craziness that could potentially happen. We had EMS staged in the area in case of the worst possible scenario, and I was given the task of finding a phone number for the neighbor to see if he could come to the door. When something like this happens you only have a few seconds to think about what you are going to say to the person you are trying to reach whether it be the victim or the suspect.
“Hi, this is Ricardo with 911.”
“Yeah? What’s going on.”
“Well sir, there seems to be a situation and I need you to step outside to speak to one of my officers.”
“Um..ok. Is there something wrong?”
I heard an officer over the radio say that they had him in sight and to tell him to come out with his hands up.
“Sir when you step outside you need to have your hands up. It’s for the officers safety and yours as well.”
“I’m coming out but why do I…HOLY SHIT MAN! WHAT’S GOING ON!? THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!”
The phone dropped and the officers had him in custody. Now it was time for the waiting game. It had been about thirty minutes or so when the officers and ems were disregarded. After all this the neighbor didn’t do anything. The wife was not even home and there was no lover. It turns out that Floyd had some bad LSD and was on a bad trip. It was all a hallucination and nothing happened. So let this be a lesson to you folks. If you are going to trip on LSD, make sure it’s good LSD or don’t do it at all to begin with. It will save you some embarrassment, money, and possibly going to jail for having drugs on you. You might just pull a “Floyd”.Post Views: 67
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello everyone it’s pretty late but I wanted to make sure and post up a special JCast with none other than Nimrod of the Nimrod Diaries and our most excellent friend, Karl. It was a great first session and one that was entertaining and educational. Now, I know the word “educational” may sound like a bore but I had the chance to do things that I have never done before. For example, the day started out with shooting a couple handguns at the range and one of which was a Smith & Wesson 500. That gun was straight out of the book of Tackleberry from Police Academy. I also shot a crossbow and believe me when I tell you that it was superb! The discussion was excellent and I’m looking forward to digging deeper into the way of the Nimrod in reference to learning how to shoot, hunt, and even fish. Everything mentioned is something that I never learned growing up so why not start now, right? A big thanks goes out to Nimrod for the excellent venison steak, hospitality, and to Karl for the Urban Assault Growler’s from Paw Paw Brewing Company. The brew was excellent and I look forward to our next session. Without further ado I present you with a short clip of our shooting and of course, the JCast with special guests, Nimrod and Karl. Cheers!Post Views: 43
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning folks! Hopefully everyone is having a good Sunday morning. A couple days ago I met with a couple buddies of mine to record the second episode of the JCast. The recording went great and we all had a very good time. A few things have changed in the past week, but first I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has been listening. It’s appreciated more than you know! In the first episode we were calling ourselves the “underside of the rabbit hole”. We had posted in a few different spots a request for help from the readers and listeners for a new name. We took every suggestion into consideration but in the end we went with the AudioVillains. It’s something we came up with and decided on so we’re sticking to it. Another change is how we end our show. All three of us on the show are into all kinds of music. With that said, we have decided to go out with music that isn’t quite mainstream yet. We want to do our part in helping musicians get their music out there to a bigger audience. And no, we are not getting paid for this. We just believe in helping others and helping those who deserve the airtime but don’t usually get it. If you know of any bands that need some more exposure you can click the contact button to the left or at the top within the navigation bar and send us the information so that we can add it to our list. Also if you have any topic ideas that you would like us to discuss make sure to contact us as well. The song we will be sampling is from a group called HoneyHoney. The track entitled “Angel of Death” is a must listen! I have to say that after listening to it myself I immediately became a fan. The band itself, in my opinion, is a combination of folk, soul, and rock. Make sure to check out HoneyHoney at the links below and share episode 2 of the JCast featuring the AudioVillains. Oh yeah, and make sure to comment on our cast. I know I jacked the name of the new Batman movie twice so I have you beat on that. Have a good one!Post Views: 43