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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Within the Trenches is back with episode 32! This episode was recorded at the National NENA Conference and Expo at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Nathan, President/Founder of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation, April, the Michigan NENA President, and Brian with DU-COMM out of DuPage County Illinois. Now, out of all the sessions that were given at this conference I wanted more than anything to attend this one. The session was about 9-1-1 training standards and although it might not sound appealing it highlighted a very important story.
The story of Denise Amber Lee is one that everyone should know and learn from. It is because of her story and others that 9-1-1 standards are needed. Nathan is the President and founder of the foundation that is named after his wife and his mission is to see that standards are developed and put into place. According to the foundations official website, it is the mission, “to promote and support public safety through uniform training, standardized protocols, defined measurable outcomes, and technological advances to the 9-1-1 system.” It goes on to say that its vision is, “to be the emotional driving force for changes in the 9-1-1 system in order to minimize human error.”
Denise’s story is highlighted on this episode through the audio of a video Nathan played during the session. We also stress the importance of standards in 9-1-1 training as well as some problems with standardizing training throughout the country. This is a very important episode, one that we can all learn from. As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about the Denise Amber Lee Foundation please follow the links below.
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- The story of Denise Amber Lee
- The mission of the foundation
- The importance of 9-1-1 standards
- Some problems with moving forward with standards
By Ricardo — 2 years ago
Ep 153 of Within the Trenches features Todd Sparrow, Director at Lawrenceburg 9-1-1 in Kentucky. In this episode Todd reflects on 35 years of public safety service, calls that have stuck with him, the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference and more. For more information on the conference please see the links below.
As always if you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show please send an email to email@example.com.
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- Todd’s 9-1-1 story
- A domestic call at 16 years of age
- Kentucky Emergency Services Conference
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Good morning fellow Jabber Loggers! Welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday! Today we look at an invention that was brought to the big screen in Back to the Future. The invention was crazy and unbelievable! No, I’m not talking about Doc’s time machine, I’m talking about his mind reading helmet. His invention involved the use of a helmet that was attached to some sort of computer like contraption and it had a cord with a suction cup that would stick to a subjects forehead. The suction cup would send whatever thoughts the subject was thinking to Doc’s helmet thus allowing him to read that persons mind. His invention did not work as we all saw in the movie, which is good because what he did invent was time travel.
The idea of a mind reader has not gone away though. In fact, someone has invented a similar mind reading device called the “iBrain.” The device consists of a headband that reads your brainwaves. According to Mashable, iBrain was invested by a team at NeroVigil. The company, based in San Diego, is led by neuroscientist Dr. Phillip Low. There have been break-through’s with this device and the team also has physicist Stephen Hawking onboard for testing. There is a long way to go before the device is perfected but rest assure that the team behind iBrain is doing everything they can to bring this to the public and help those with disabilities such has Hawking.
So what do you think? It sounds like a crazy idea but if it works and it can help the disabled I say bring it on! Back to the Future may have made Doc look like somewhat of a nutbag but maybe he was really onto something. Maybe someone is working on a DeLorean time machine too? Maybe not but we can only hope right? Make sure to check out the whole article on Mashable.com and the video below for a rundown on the iBrain. Cheers!
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