In this episode I finally got the chance to not only have Ryan on an episode where we are face-to-face but we finally met after almost a year of talking online. Ryan explains the reasons why the 9-1-1 Wellness Foundation closed its doors and what’s new in the world of the 9-1-1 Training Institute.
This is a must listen so please check it out and share it. To learn more about the IAED and the 9-1-1 Training Institute follow 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.
Episode topics –
- The decision to close the doors of the 9-1-1 Wellness Foundation
- 9-1-1 calls
- What’s new at the 9-1-1 Training Institute?
- Upcoming training
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Ah young love. Do you remember your first love? Do you remember your first love note? If your first love note was around elementary or within middle school you probably received a straight up “I love you” note or a “Do you like me? Circle yes or no.” It’s interesting how even at a very young age we seek acceptance for what we believe is love. I suppose it is called puppy love, the beginning of the butterflies, and the time when you are in “like” with someone because you are too young to know the difference.
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Hot on the heels of my last post based on grade school dances comes Prom. You remember Prom right? Well, so do I and had I combined everything in my last post it would have been huge. Instead I decided to break it up into two different posts to make it less drawn out. So depending on your school era, what do you remember about your prom? Was it the fancy clothes, the dancing, the food, the limo, the big hair? I know what you’re thinking, big hair? Yes, certain era’s had big hair and actually every era had big hair at one time or another. My era included big bangs with tons of Aqua Net hairspray but when I went to prom this had long since passed. Prom for me was fun but it wasn’t like what you see in movies. I mean, the general idea was the same but in no way did it include all the drama that comes with movies or TV shows.
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