Hello everyone and welcome back to another awesome episode of Within the Trenches. I know it has been a while but I have had a lot going on. The past month or so I have been traveling non-stop for work and I recently moved to Fort Wayne Indiana. My schedule has been slammed but I have a lot coming up for the show. New episodes, announcements and fan page fun so get ready!
This episode was recorded about 3 weeks ago and is a mash up of the AudioVillains Podcast and Within the Trenches. The AudioVillains podcast is a show I do with my good friends Adam and Ed and it is all kinds of funny. But I have to warn you; we use adult language and humor so if you are not down with that then maybe you should skip this episode. If you are all about it then stay tuned for awesomeness.
As always you can email the show at email@example.com.
Episode topics –
- Ed and Adam bios from AudioVillains
- 911 tape reactions
- And more hijinks
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By Ricardo — 3 years ago
Good afternoon and welcome back! I have been M.I.A. and I apologize for that. Life and work takes over at times and I have to step back from the podcast but I’m here and I have brand new episodes coming your way. Last week I was at the Indiana NENA / APCO Conference & Expo. I was there for the show and I had the chance to speak on stage and tell my 911 story. It was an excellent time! I got to spend time with old friends, made new friends and the show was a hit.
The best part of last week was that the conference fell on National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It’s the week that we honor 911 dispatchers for the awesome work they do every day. The week was great and truth be told, I did not want it to end. Thank you for everything you do in dispatch. Although you may not hear it enough, you deserve all the kudos for being great!
In this episode I got to speak with Nirvana, a dispatcher with Lafayette PD, as well as Kelli and Victoria, dispatchers with Vigo County 911. This is a must listen to check it out and share it. As always, if you have any questions or would like to be a guest on the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also check out the great video below from the Cool Kids of 9-1-1. It’s a parody of Let it go but with a dispatch twist. You will dig it!
Episode topics –
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- How each guest started in dispatch
- Good calls
- Bad calls
- What NPSTW means to them
- Cool Kids of 9-1-1 Parody Video
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: 57
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
How many of you have been faced with a moral judgment? I’m sure everyone has at one time or another. Did you happen to confront it? Did you simply walk away? It’s hard to do the right thing sometimes don’t you think? Some would say that they would do what was right and step in while others would leave it for someone else to deal with. So what is a moral judgment anyway? Better yet, let’s look at what a moral is. According to Merriam-Webster a moral is “a : of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior: ethical <moral judgments>, and d : sanctioned by or operative on one’s conscience or ethical judgment <a moral obligation>.” After reading those definitions you have a pretty good idea of what a moral or moral judgment is right? If not, just think about the television show, “What Would You Do?” The show presents scenarios of moral judgment to see how people react and whether they would step in or walk away.
A good example comes from a 911 call, which I believe I have mentioned before, that I was involved with. Several calls came in on a car that had flipped into a field. One of our many callers was actually walking their dog and passed right by the car. The caller told us what the car looked like and that it was indeed flipped over. When asked if he could check to see if anyone was in it he declined. He was then asked if he could at least yell out to see if anyone would respond and he replied with, “I’d rather not get involved,” and hung up on us. So what would you do? Personally I would have gone to help but to each their own I guess. So now let’s look at a scenario, and I would like for everyone to respond within the comments section on this one. I want to see what you would do if you were confronted with a moral judgment that involved your spouse. Better yet, let’s throw in a twist. It’s taken from listverse.com and reads,
“You are an emergency worker that has just been called to the scene of an accident. When you arrive you see that the car belongs to your wife. Fearing the worst you rush over to see she is trapped in her car with another man.
She sees you and although barely conscious, she manages to mouth the words “I’m sorry”…
You don’t understand, but her look answers you question. The man next to her is her lover with whom she’s been having an affair.
You reel back in shock, devastated by what her eyes have just told you. As you step back, the wreck in front of you comes into focus. You see your wife is seriously hurt and she needs attention straight away. Even if she gets attention there’s a very high chance she’ll die.
You look at the seat next to her and see her lover. He’s bleeding heavily from a wound to the neck and you need to stem the flow of blood immediately. It will only take about 5 minutes to stop, but it will mean your wife will definitely die.
If you tend to your wife however, the man will bleed to death despite the fact it could have been avoided.
Who would you choose to work on?”
Now I know this scenario may be a bit far fetched but it could happen. So what would you do folks? Would you help the lover or the wife/husband depending on the case? I mean, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration but you also have to make a split second decision. Make sure to comment so that we can generate some discussion on this!Post Views: 67