Episode 173 features the stories of the #IAM911 movement along with a live audience recording from MPSCC.
Episode topics –
- Stories from the #IAM911 movement
- Live audience recording from MPSCC
As always if you have any comments, questions, topic suggestions or you would like to be a guest, send an email to email@example.com
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello everyone and welcome to the Referral-palooza contest! I posted something about it earlier today to see how much of an interest it would generate and it looks like the people want it so I’m going to do it. This contest is all about referrals folks! The person who refers the MOST LIKES to the Jabber Log fan page will win a prize and possibly be in the running for the grand prize!
So what do you have to do to qualify? Well, there are just 3 things that you have to do.
- Subscribe to thejabberlog.com (at the right of this page)
- Like Jabber Log on Facebook (Most of you have already so cheers!)
- (Most important part) Send people to LIKE Jabber Log on Facebook. Once they LIKE the page, have them post and tag you in a comment telling me who sent them.
The amount of LIKES/Referrals you bring in will get you one of two prizes and maybe even enter you in a drawing for the grand prize.
1st Prize = Official Within the Trenches T-Shirt
2nd Prize = Official Within the Trenches Coffee Mug
If you hit 25 referrals then you will be in the running for the grand prize of an iPod Nano!
The contest starts today 02/24/2012 and ends 03/03/2013 at midnight. This will give you plenty of time to get your referrals in. Let’s have some fun with this and make sure to share this post!Post Views: 216
By Ricardo — 3 years ago
With the events in the news lately I’ve been taking a long look at what I do, and why I do it. Dispatching wasn’t my first choice, but helping people was. I spent 8 years as a firefighter. I’ve seen trauma, I’ve seen destruction, and I’ve seen death. None of it was easy, but none of it was as difficult as being a dispatcher.
I’m burnt. I feel like that last hamburger on the tray at the cookout that no one will touch and everyone turns their nose up at. There aren’t enough pickles or mustard in the world to cover up the crispy black edges. I wonder, how did I get this way? Is there any way back out? Obviously there are others like me. It could have easily been me that got frustrated or felt insulted and hung up. We don’t know the whole story. What kind of call happened before that? It doesn’t matter right? We have to be strong. We have to push the things we hear to the back of our minds so we can deal with the next person’s emergency, right?
I’ve been on the phone when a baby has taken its first breath. I’ve been on the phone when a person has taken their last. I’ve heard everything in between. Gunshots. Screams. Cries. Whispers. I’ve had days when I’ve felt like I’ve saved everyone. More often than not I go home thinking that I didn’t save or help anyone. That’s the feeling that destroys me.
I’m scared, and hurt, right alongside the people that call. I can’t see what is happening but I can hear it, and I can feel it. Sometimes those feelings follow me home. The sounds of a 10 year old boy trying not to cry while his mom was battered by her boyfriend still haunt me. He has more courage than all the policemen and fireman I know. He doesn’t know it but he is the bravest person I’ve ever spoken to.
I hold my breath. I hold it every time an officer or firefighter doesn’t answer the radio. I hold my breath during every pursuit. Every house that is cleared. Every traffic stop. Every time an evacuation is ordered in a structure fire. Every PAR count. Every mayday. It’s a wonder I ever breathe at all on the job. I’m always alert, always waiting, always dreading that next phone call or mic click, it might be someone’s last.
Please have patience with me. I may sound rude, but I don’t mean it. Yes, I want that dog to quit barking as much as you do. I want that party to quiet down too. That phone call before yours though, was a mother that just lost their only child. It was a fatal car accident involving the quarterback and the homecoming queen. It was shots fired at a community gathering in the park. It was one of our own involved in a tragedy. I didn’t have time to gather my thoughts or my composure before you called and I’m still trying to process what just happened. I know you don’t care, it didn’t happen to you, you didn’t know them. I didn’t either, but I was there.Post Views: 457
By Ricardo — 2 years ago
Episode 148 features Adam Timm of The Healthy Dispatcher. This episode was recorded at the 2017 Michigan NENA conference in Lansing. In this episode Adam reflects on his dispatch career that spanned over 10 1/2 years in Los Angeles, California. He focuses on how stress from the job turned him into what his co-workers called him, “Angry Adam” and how going to classes to help deal with his stress helped him drop his angry persona and helped him realize his calling in helping his fellow dispatchers become less stressed and focus on their health and mental wellness.
This is a must listen! As always if you have any comments, questions or you want to be a guest on the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Adam Timm and The Healthy Dispatcher see the links below.
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- Adam’s 9-1-1 story
- To judge or not to judge
- The death of “Angry Adam”
- The rise of The Healthy Dispatcher