In this episode we take a trip down memory lane with Erin as she talks about her early 9-1-1 career to present day. She shares stories including one from when she was training and took her first 9-1-1 call with her trainer and when she answered she added a few “1’s” to 9-1-1. She also shares her call and experience that lead to her becoming the 2017 IAED Dispatcher of the Year.
This is a must listen so please check it out and share it. To learn more about the IAED 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- Erin’s 9-1-1 story
- Early training calls
- IAED Dispatcher of the Year
- And more
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By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Imagine hearing your daughters scream. You run frantically to the barn and find an acquaintance molesting your daughter. You protect her by repeatedly punching him in the head. After several hits he dies. Was it justified or did you commit murder? In Shiner, Texas, this scenario occurred. The Christian Science Monitor states, “there’s little doubt among residents that a 23-year-old man who reportedly killed a man he found molesting his 5-year-old daughter in a horse barn should be hailed as a hero, not denounced as a criminal. Some legal experts have questioned why the father has not been charged yet,” and continued saying, “vigilante justice, no matter how the circumstances come about, can’t be tolerated in a civil society.”
What is Justifiable Homicide?
Merriam-Webster – a homicide (in self-defense, in preventing a felony involving great bodily harm, or in defense of one’s home or members of one’s family) justified or excused by law for which no criminal punishment is imposed.
A sharp increase in justifiable homicides appears to coincide with the introduction of “Stand Your Ground” laws in 2005. The increase is shown below in an infographic, courtesy of livescience.com. The recent case in Texas is only one of many regarding justifiable homicide and “Stand Your Ground” laws. Take for instance, the case of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. In this case, according to The Washington Post, “Stand Your Ground” laws — are the same kind of legislation that authorities cited for not arresting a neighborhood-watch volunteer after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida in February.”
Both cases are up for debate on whether or not the killings were justified and The Christian Science Monitor says that, “as the Trayvon Martin case has taken twists and turns, it’s become clear to many legal experts that the Stand Your Ground concept has many inherent ambiguities, undermining faith in the justice system in the process.” As for the father in Texas, The Christian Science Monitor on MSNBC quoted James Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project in an interview with Foxnews.com saying, “Assuming it’s true that this guy was molesting the daughter … he would then have the right to defend her and hit him enough to have him stop. But you cannot summarily execute him, even though I can understand the anger he would have.”
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good afternoon folks! Today’s Tech Thursday on Jabber Log will be a double shot. The first is a look at a new app for the iPhone regarding Citizen Journalism. If you haven’t noticed, Citizen Journalism is everywhere. If you are unaware of what this is, Dictionary.com defines this term as “the involvement of non-professionals in reporting news, especially in blogs and other website.” Participation is done by way of apps on smartphones, tablets and any device that is connected to the Internet. Citizen Journalists are using apps to their advantage to publish news in the fastest way possible. Some have become so fast that main stream media has begun to use what the public has made popular. Twitter is probably the most used app when it comes to breaking a story on the go but a new app that has been dubbed by Mashable as “the Instagram of Citizen Journalism” looks to be a big competitor in the race to distribute news.
So what’s the name of this new app? The app, which combines photo sharing and geo locations, is named Signal. Mashable explains the app as “quick and easy photojournalism. Users capture media that they then upload to the app with a geo-tagged location and a short caption of around 60 characters. And if multiple people happen to be covering the same story, an algorithm for the app pushes the photos together, so the content becomes classified under the same story.” As a Citizen Journalist myself, the app has me very interested. Signal is currently in private beta for testing and will be available soon through Apple’s App Store. For now though, you can go here and add your email address to request an invitation to test Signal before it’s released. For an in-depth look at this new app, you can check out the entire story on Mashable. Cheers!Post Views: 8
By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Good afternoon everyone! Whitney and I are back with episode 11 of Within the Trenches. This week we spoke with Cheryl, a dispatcher and Critical Incident Stress Management, (CISM) team member with SunComm in Yakima, WA. This was an interesting episode because we were battling with the Internet, our friend and foe. We dealt with some issues over Skype and the audio was cutting in and out but after some good editing, you can’t even tell that anything messed up. Despite the technical difficulties this episode was excellent and Cheryl shared some great stories with us. We touch on PTSD and below you can follow some links that will take you to the articles we mentioned within the show. On behalf of Whitney and I, we thank you for being so open with us and our audience. Personal stories can be hard to share but helping others learn from it is one of our ultimate goals with this show. If you want to reach Cheryl for all things CISM, please send us an email and we will get you in contact with her.
Coming up next week, Whitney and I will be doing an episode where we will be doing a Q & A from the listeners, playing 9-1-1 calls, discussing different topics and we will be live on Spreaker! Enjoy the show, share it with all you know and as always, you can email us at email@example.com.
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