Good afternoon and welcome to episode 69 of Within the Trenches. In this episode I had the pleasure of meeting with Richard, a telecommunicator with Mt. Juliet Police and Fire out of Tennessee and one of two nationally selected telecommunicators to receive the 9-1-1 Hero Award through PSTC/911 Cares. This was an excellent episode to record and we even hit an interesting moment around 27 minutes 16 seconds in where maintenance in the Music City Center were packing up displays and you can hear them as they walked past us. I had planned on taking it out but the noise wasn’t too bad. Our reactions to what was going on is funny as it is so I had to keep it in.
This is a must listen so make sure to check it out and share! As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- Richard’s dispatch story
- Tunnel vision after a long shift in dispatch
- Citizens academy and questions from the public
- Back story and reaction on receiving the 9-1-1 Hero Award
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
The JCast on Jabber Log started out as a podcast that would cover a show featuring the AudioVillains. This show is full of humor, serious topics and adult content. It has gained many followers and currently the show is making a comeback with episode 27, which will be live on Spreaker. Since the inception of the JCast the podcast has added two shows and is growing fast.
The first show is Within the Trenches, which is based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. This show has exploded with my co-host Whitney and I spreading the word on what it is really like to answer the call. We play real 9-1-1 tapes, answer listener questions and we interview other dispatchers from around the United States and other countries. The show is currently making the rounds of 9-1-1 conferences and was recently at the Mini-C conference in Boca Raton Florida.
The next show is called the RandomCast. This show features random guests discussing random topics. Some episodes can be explicit and in order for you to know beforehand, each episode will start with a warning of the three A’s. This includes Adult Content, Adult Language and Awesomeness. Each episode lasts between 20-30 minutes but if we get on a good topic the episode will go longer.
I am very happy to say that each show is doing well. They are doing so well that there is even a storefront for Within the Trenches merchandise and campaigns going for official AudioVillains t-shirts and limited edition Within the Trenches tees. You can follow the links below for each item and remember that with each purchase the money goes to the funding of the shows found on the JCast of Jabber Log. Thank you very much for the support!
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning and welcome back! Whitney and I finally got the chance to record episode 43 and this is a must listen and watch! In this episode we sat down with our good friend Matt to talk about ridiculous calls and non-emergency calls on emergency lines. Matt is a local police officer and since we have worked with him before we felt he would be best suited for this episode. We also visit inappropriate 9-1-1 “on hold” songs and share other funny stories. Get ready to be schooled and make sure to check out our podcast promotion featuring Facebook fan page 911 Dispatches From the Edge. This page is a good mixture of humor and seriousness. It’s a place for 9-1-1 professionals to vent, network, share stories and more. Tune in next week when I sit down with Smart911 to share what they do for the public and dispatch. As always you can email the show at email@example.com. And make sure to look below because this episode comes with a video version.
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By Ricardo — 8 years ago
What happens to our imagination when we get older? It seems that for most of us our imagination slips from what it used to be when we were children. Sure we can still come up with some good stuff but it doesn’t match our child like imagination. Think about this; if you could have two super powers what would they be? You could have the ability to fly, invisibility, or the speed of light. Having two super powers would be awesome but when we think about what two we would want there is no quick and straight answer. As an adult we begin to think about all the pros and cons followed by going back and forth between different powers. If you were to ask your child he or she would probably get a huge smile on their face and tell you right away what they would want. Their explanation would be grand and you would be able to see the creativity and glow on their face.
Can you see it? That’s the kind of imagination I wish I had still. Listening to my son go all out with his imagination is overwhelming. And don’t get me wrong here. I don’t mean “overwhelming” as in I can’t take the rambling, I mean that it’s amazing how he thinks. It’s like watching your kid experience something for the first time. The way their eyes pop open with interest and excitement. It’s what we all used to have before the world and life took over our lives. Back when we were kids we didn’t have the worries of bills, our job, expenses, and drama. Back then we were free to imagine what we wanted without weighing the pros and cons. So how do we get our imagination back? Personally I turn to music or writing. It’s this that triggers my child like imagination. It’s not full proof but it’s just enough for me to accomplish what I’m trying to do. One song that helps me explore my imagination is “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles. Now I know you’re thinking about the hints of LSD within this song but it was actually based on a drawing of a girl that went to school with John Lennon’s son Julian. His son named the drawing, “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”. Had it not been for the imagination of Lennon’s son the song may have never been.
One’s imagination is something grand indeed. If only there was a way to keep it completely intact. For now I’m going to continue to use different methods to trigger my imagination. My children will delight me with their creative stories and thoughts and finally I will keep asking myself this question; if I could have two super powers, what would they be? How about you? What would you pick for yourself? Think about that for a while and comment to my post. If you need to take a trip to visit the imagination you once had make sure to check out the video I have provided. Besides writing and music, this video is a good way to get the job done.Post Views: 1,159