Within the Trenches is back with episode 55! This is just one of several episodes recorded last week during the Indiana NENA state conference. In this episode I sat down to talk with Rob, Director of Vigo County Central Dispatch and North Central Regional Director of National NENA and Terri, Director of Fayette County Communications, NENA Central Region Vice President and Director of Indiana APCO. We took a trip down memory lane while laughing until our stomachs hurt and our eyes watered and stung. It’s an episode you don’t want to miss so listen and share!
For more information on Indiana NENA please follow the links below. As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode topics –
- How Rob started in 9-1-1
- How Terri started in 9-1-1
- NENA awards
- Continuing education for 9-1-1 dispatchers
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By Ricardo — 2 years ago
Last week for episode 102 I spoke with Lloyd out of Canada and he shared his 911 story and touched on mental health and dispatch wellness as well as how he started Dispatch Monkey. If you missed that episode please make sure to go and listen and share.
The Sons/Daughters of Dispatch decals are currently up for a second round and available for only 2 weeks (end date April 2nd2016). They are 5X5 decals at $9.99 + shipping. A portion of the money made goes to fund a scholarship for the 2016 National NENA conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are also t-shirts of the logo made by Threadsy Tee that will be going up for sale as well so keep an eye out for them. As for the scholarship it includes,
- Complementary registration to the conference & expo
- Complementary registration for a one-day pre-conference course of your choice
- A $500 travel stipend
- Official Within the Trenches t-shirt
To register, make sure to go to thejabberlog.com/scholarship/scholarship.php
Today’s guest is Daphanie, Communications Training Coordinator and Shift Supervisor, out of Martin County Fire/Rescue in Florida. In this episode Daphanie shared her 911 dispatch story as well as some calls that have impacted her life. This is a must listen so please check this out, share and share again. Below you will find links to Daphanie’s articles with IAED, links to IAED and Threadsy Tee.
As always if you have any questions or would like to be a guest on the show send an email to email@example.com.
Contact Daphanie – firequeenmcfrATyahooDOTcom
Episode topics –
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- Daphanie’s 911 Story
- 911 calls that made an impact
- Dispatch policies
- And more
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning and happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Today we are honored for the many things we do but most importantly, we are honored for being utterly AWESOME! That’s right, we are awesome! You have worked hard, cut the grass, helped around the house, killed spiders, untightened jars, played house, played with cars, helped around the house, changed a tire, and changed diapers. Phew! Yes you’ve done a lot and no, I’m not taking anything away from the moms out there but today is our day and today the dads are going to chill.
Being a father for me is right up there with being a celebrity. Sure, I don’t get all the money and TV time but my kids look up to me in that sense of celebrity status. It’s a great feeling. Just the other day I was outside cutting grass and my 8 year old son Logan asked if I could show him how to do it. “I want to learn to cut grass the way you do,” he said. I wasn’t sure at first but thought it wouldn’t hurt. He was mowing like a pro in no time. I felt great inside and I was very proud. He looked back at me and smiled. I could sense that he knew he was doing well and that I was awesome for showing him how to do it.
It’s stuff like that where I know I’m doing my job as a dad. I have three children and although I am not in contact with my eldest, I know from others that he is doing well and looking and acting more like me every day. My younger son and daughter are doing great and growing like weeds. They impress me every day and make me proud to be a father. I want to say thank you to my dad for doing everything in his power to provide for his family. It’s his work ethic and respect that helped make me who I am today. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and especially those who have stepped up to raise children that are not even theirs. Today my family and I are going to have a great day. As for my eldest son Richie, we will see each other again. I love and miss you very much. Have a great day everyone and make sure to grill up something tasty and chill with your favorite beverage. Cheers!
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By Ricardo — 9 months ago
A project by Within the Trenches Podcast Facebook Page Admin Shae.
Two years ago, I shared an article where the state of Tennessee was looking at making the status of their 911 Dispatchers “public safety” employees rather than “office clerical”.
And someone suggested that I was “denigrating” secretaries everywhere with this information. An article mind you, not written by me.
That struck a nerve with me then, and it’s still something that bothers me now. Not her words so much, but the fact that it’s two years later and we’re no closer to being realized for who we really are – the first, first responders.
So as a tribute to us, I’m asking for dispatch agencies all across the globe to send us a picture from your agency of what it really looks like in the throws of dispatch. Within the Trenches.
I’m asking for realistic, preferably candid photos of you or your team members, taken in your center. I want to tell a story through pictures, the heartache of hearing someone’s last breath, the helplessness of hearing the phone clatter to the ground – unable to help the person on the other end, the exhaustion on the faces of dispatchers after tragedy found their community.
I want people to watch this video and see in our faces that we are more than “just” secretaries. We are the first, first-responders. #IAM911
A few rules:
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- No up close views of your CAD
- Realistic, preferably candid photos. (no smiling group photos for this project)
- Send your photos to the page or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org