Good afternoon and happy Friday! This episode will be the final episode from the Indiana NENA conference. It was an excellent time and I can’t wait for next year! In this episode I spoke with Jeanene and Kelsie, dispatchers with Vigo County Central Dispatch. This episode is as real as it gets. It’s a look at true stories as well as the humor that goes with the job. It’s not just about being great at what dispatchers do; it’s about the humor needed to make it through this very stressful job. I commend you both for the job you do and all the dispatchers I met in Indiana.
Make sure to listen, share and as always you can email the show at email@example.com
Episode topics –
- How Jeanene got her start
- How Kelsie got her start
- Dispatch calls
- Domestic bedpan
- Burglar ice pops
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Hello everyone and Happy Friday the 13th from Jabber Log and none other than Jason Voorhees. Today is the day that we try to be a bit more careful. We play it off that there is nothing wrong with this day but in the back of our mind we fear it. We see it as the day of bad luck, the day where everything could potentially go wrong. Maybe that’s why Jason picked this day to kill his victims. I mean, you have to admit that they had some pretty bad luck or maybe there really is something to this day that makes it so shitty for some people.
I was doing a little research and I found a site called hauntedbay.com. There is a section dedicated to Friday the 13th and some interesting incidents that have occurred in the past. Apparently Cain killed Abel on a Friday the 13th, Judas who was the 13th guest who betrayed Jesus who was then crucified on a Friday. Weird huh?
Well here are a few more interesting yet creepy facts. In a hangman’s noose there are 13 twists of rope and 13 gallows. Woman drivers have a 64% increased chance of death when driving on this day. Is this not nuts? Finally the great flood occurred on a Friday and the Apollo 13 shuttle also suffered from this number. Call it what you will but this day sucks a fat veiner! A special thanks to hauntedbay.com and if you are in the woods today watch out for Mr. Voorhees and any females out there driving, please be careful. Happy Friday the 13th my fellow Jabber Loggers.
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
As 911 dispatchers we deal with all kinds of situations. We speak to many different people and the calls are never the same. The majority of the calls we take on 911 are actually non-emergency. You wouldn’t think that when picking up a 911 call the conversation would be about loud noise from the neighbors or a horse in someones yard but it happens. When a 911 call comes in and it is a true emergency it can go to hell and fast. Being on our end of the phone we do anything and everything we can to keep our callers and emergency personnel safe. Whether we’re keeping a feuding couple separated or giving GPS coordinates to help find those in need of help, we do our best. I want to give props to those who worked in dispatch this past weekend and those who worked during the storms a couple weekends ago. I am proud to work with all of you. The video below is a taste of what we do. What have you done today?
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By Ricardo — 5 years ago
It’s May 14, 2013 and I am now 32 years of age. It has been an interesting year. A month before my 31st birthday I began my Masters program for New Media Journalism. I have always had a passion to write, investigate and in the end tell a story. Although I had already completed a couple degrees in design I wanted to do something in journalism in order to give myself a well-rounded pallet of skills.
During my Masters program I found a new passion in podcasting. It started as part of a class assignment but has evolved into something much more. I began with a show that featured myself and two other guys telling it how it is. We call ourselves the AudioVillains and believe me when I say that we are not only funny but if you want to leave reality for just a moment then this show is the one for you.
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I want to take my lineup of podcasts to the next level and expand. I want people to know more about what goes on in dispatch as well as help my fellow dispatchers learn more about our profession. I’m going to seek sponsors and help highlight what they have to offer. In the beginning it was all about blogging and I did well telling many stories. From what I have noticed, it is time to get back to blogging and highlight local businesses and stories around me. The next year looks bright and I’m anxious to get going. A big thanks goes to my wife Rebecca and my kids for sticking with me throughout this entire process and to everyone who continues to read and listen to the podcasts that I am producing and to those who have been a part of them. You know who you are!
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