Good afternoon everyone! I am back again with another great episode from this weeks NENA conference in Lansing, Michigan. In this episode Mike of St. Joseph County Fire Dispatch in South Bend, Indiana, joined me along with Ron, Executive Director of Kent County Dispatch Authority and Nancy, Dispatch Operations Manager of St. Joseph County in Indiana. Episode 21 is jammed packed with useful information and a must listen. We touch on several dispatch stories as well as a mention of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation that Ron is a part of. One of the major points in this episode is a standardization of training for 9-1-1 professionals.
Episode topics –
- How each guest was introduced to emergency services
- 9-1-1 standards
- How 9-1-1 is seen as a profession
- 9-1-1 stories
- Odd names such as “Cop Shop”, “Actin’ a Fool” and “Done Fell Out.”
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good afternoon people! I hope you are having an excellent Saturday. The AudioVillains are back again for another round of humor, nerd talk, and stories from our past. This week we welcome back Mike who told us how beautiful Silver Lake was while at his brother’s wedding and the great food they had. We also visit a previous topic involving a creepy d-bag at a fastfood drive-thru window to get Mikes take on it. Finally we chat it up about tattoo and piercing mishaps and Eddie happens to mute himself for almost three minutes. Enjoy folks and we realize he was on mute at 40:54. It’s pretty funny stuff! For episode 10 we want to try and record live from a bar or something to that effect. If you have any suggestions on a place around West Michigan, let us know. As always you can email us at email@example.com or click the black button on the left side. Have a good one and listen and share!Post Views: 152
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Crazy things happened to us throughout our lives. People come and go but it’s the conversations that last a lifetime. This past Tuesday I had a conversation with my team, and a couple officers. The conversation was hilarious and it involved a time when I had gone to the Old Country Buffett with my wife and our friends. We had been there for a while and of course, I had to use the restroom. So I got up and went for it. I usually try to wait until I get home because public restrooms suck but I couldn’t wait.
I walked by snotty kids who were running around. They were obviously annoying others while they ate their dinner. I laughed and made my way to the restroom. I chose a stall and sat down. Now, I know this is getting personal and possibly gross but it’s funny. I’m sure everyone has had a moment of stage fright when someone else enters the bathroom and I’m no different. I sat awkwardly waiting for the person to leave, but instead I heard a familiar voice.
“Hey bro, you need a poop buddy?”
I busted up laughing. My friend did the same and sat in the next stall. The story was short. The story was funny and I shared it with my co-workers. We laughed and had a moment that I will remember for the rest of my life. I will remember this because one of my co-workers who took part in the laughter recently passed away. It’s a shock and out of no where. But I will remember him through this story and his laughter.
On a personal note…I will miss you bro. It’s crazy to think that you’re gone. We were just laughing and joking this past Tuesday. We even talked about you taking over my shift and I expected to see you this morning for coffee and more stories filled with laughter. It’s just surreal bro. I’m trying to stay strong and fight back my tears as I type this but it’s hard. Since I started working here we’ve been cool. We hung out with our group many times and it was always fun. Monday Night Football (MNF) isn’t going to be the same without you. I don’t know that I will be able to have a Stella without thinking about the Stella glasses that we would use during MNF. It’s going to be hard brother but we will manage as we always do. Thanks for always laughing and joking, thanks for being you my friend. For the rest of my life I will live by a quote you posted within the last couple weeks,
Life is short, Live it. Love is rare, Grab it. Anger is bad, Dump it. Fear is awful, Face it. Memories are sweet, Cherish it.
That’s exactly what I’m going to do sir.Post Views: 169
By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Since 1986 Kelly Rasmussen, chief executive officer of Success Communications, Inc. has been involved in the 9-1-1 profession. According to her organizations official website, “she rose through the ranks from Dispatcher to Director and is now an International Speaker.” She has traveled throughout the United States with those who work within her organization to help coach and train 9-1-1 dispatchers. The training programs range from a 40-hour beginners dispatch school to stress management. Coming this October, Rasmussen, along with the rest of her Success Communications Inc. instructors, are hosting the 9114911 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“It’s motivational, it’s inspirational, but it’s a big hug of thanks,” Rasmussen explained in a recent podcast. According to 9114911.com, the official website of this event, “THIS IS YOUR CONFERENCE THAT YOU DESERVE AND HAVE EARNED! THERE IS ONLY ONE TRACK, ON FOCUS- YOU!” The site goes on to explain that, “it is built by, for, and 100% about 9-1-1 professionals.” The conference, according to the site, “will offer those who attend a chance to network with 9-1-1 professionals from throughout the United States and Canada, question and answer sessions and step-by-step methods for handling the toughest parts of the job.” Speakers will also be present to offer motivational messages and share their inspirational stories.
The conference will be held at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17 and 18 2013. Rasmussen stated in a recent podcast episode of Within the Trenches that, “if your listeners register for the conference and mention that they heard about this on Jabber Log or Within the Trenches, they will receive a discount.” Rasmussen goes on to explain that, “when you register for the conference at 9114911.com, you will get a confirmation email. Reply to that email that you heard us on Jabber Log or Within the Trenches and tell us the name of the person you will be bringing for free!”
“I want to bring that human element and like I said give this big hug and this big thank you for doing what you do and being almost superheroes,” said Rasmussen. The entire podcast can be heard in its entirety by clicking above. Follow the links below to register for the 9114911 conference and how you can reach Rasmussen and Success Communications, Inc.Post Views: 165