Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 175 features April, Executive Director with Jasper County Emergency Services and Eric, Deputy Director with Christian County Emergency Services and was recorded at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference.
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Episode topics –
- April’s 9-1-1 story
- Eric’s 9-1-1 story
- The Joplin Tornado
- TERT deployment
- And more!
As always if you have any comments, questions, topic suggestions or you would like to be a guest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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By Ricardo — 2 years ago
A project by Within the Trenches Podcast Facebook Page Admin Shae.
Two years ago, I shared an article where the state of Tennessee was looking at making the status of their 911 Dispatchers “public safety” employees rather than “office clerical”.
And someone suggested that I was “denigrating” secretaries everywhere with this information. An article mind you, not written by me.
That struck a nerve with me then, and it’s still something that bothers me now. Not her words so much, but the fact that it’s two years later and we’re no closer to being realized for who we really are – the first, first responders.
So as a tribute to us, I’m asking for dispatch agencies all across the globe to send us a picture from your agency of what it really looks like in the throws of dispatch. Within the Trenches.
I’m asking for realistic, preferably candid photos of you or your team members, taken in your center. I want to tell a story through pictures, the heartache of hearing someone’s last breath, the helplessness of hearing the phone clatter to the ground – unable to help the person on the other end, the exhaustion on the faces of dispatchers after tragedy found their community.
I want people to watch this video and see in our faces that we are more than “just” secretaries. We are the first, first-responders. #IAM911
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- No up close views of your CAD
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello everyone! Within the Trenches is back with episode 23 and this is a must listen. In this episode I went live on Spreaker and all went well until I forgot that the screen door was locked and my wife was trying to get inside but couldn’t. I had to go off the air for a short moment but everything came out great either way. This episode also included some highlights of the NENA conference last week in Lansing and the announcement of our involvement in the National NENA conference that will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. We will have the privilege of podcasting along side Mark Fletcher and the Avaya Podcast Network. It’s going to be a great experience.
With that said we are looking for sponsors. There is a large portion of the trip that is already paid but we need a little more for travel and hotel and in all honesty I am prepared to live out of my car for the entire week but if anyone would like to sponsor or donate to the show it would be appreciated. Right now we have several shirts for sale at The Jabber Log Store. All the money goes directly to the show. We don’t pocket any of the money so anything extra for the show comes out of pocket. If you can buy a shirt and show your support that would be great!
For those with a business I have something for you as well. If you would like to sponsor the show there is a 3-tier offer available.
Tier 1 for $100 – Your logo will be added to a sign and displayed on the broadcast table during the week at the conference.
Tier 2 for $200 – Your logo will be added to a sign and on a special page of The Jabber Log.
Tier 3 for $300 – The first two will be a part of this tier but your business will also be mentioned in an episode of the show.
In order to do this you can simply click on the donate button on the right side of this page and after you have donated one of the three amounts please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can exchange information on your business and logo. This is an excellent opportunity so please take advantage of it.
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- Lansing, MI NENA conference highlights
- Behind the mic – Stories from the Trenches
- National NENA conference
- In search of sponsors – 3 Tier plan
- T-shirt Sales