Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 184 features Maranda and Tonya, dispatchers with Marshall County out of Kentucky. This is a powerful yet emotionally driven episode.
Unsung heroes: 911 dispatchers open up about Marshall County HS shooting – Web (article/video mentioned in episode)
Episode topics –
- Maranda’s 9-1-1 story
- Tonya’s 9-1-1 story
- Marshall County HS shooting
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 — 2 years ago
Today’s episode is a hard one. If you have followed the #IAM911 movement then you know that many of the stories told by the dispatchers who lived them are hard ones. There are some good ones but they are rare. Many 9-1-1 professionals have poured their hearts out for the movement and continue to do so. In doing this they have opened the eyes of millions to what they do every single time they answer a call. These professionals have also found a way to tell their stories, heal and find some sort of closure.
As my team and I continued to help share these important stories I had a thought, “Why not reach an even bigger audience by sharing them on the podcast?” This is now known as “Imagine Listening”, an extension of the podcast featuring the stories of the #IAM911 movement. When recording these episodes, I read each story so that more people can get a feel for the types of calls, emotions and stress the dispatcher deals with.
They have become quite popular and in this episode, I recorded it with a live audience. There were about 120 people in attendance and some dispatchers read their owns stories. Others wrote them down and my co-presenter Rob and I read them out loud. The room was packed and the emotions were high. We shared our stories and we healed. This is an important episode indeed.
Please listen and share with everyone you know including local leaders. Let them know why you should be recognized as a 9-1-1 professional. As always if you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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By Ricardo — 2 years ago
Ep 161 is the last of a series of episodes recorded live at the Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Association conference. This was a hell of a show and I look forward to returning. Thank you to everyone for hosting the show and to those who stopped by to say hello, take pictures and especially to those who were guests on the podcast.
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning everyone! I’m writing to share something new I’m working on. Yes, I know. I’m always working on something and as you know, I dig 9-1-1. The people that do this job are hard working and amazing! It’s not a job that anyone can do. It takes a specific person to take the crap that comes from the hot seat. I answered the call for just over 13 years and loved it. In that time I received a few t-shirts that made me proud of what I did in dispatch. The only problem with them was that they were the same “general” dispatch t-shirt. I always wanted to get a shirt that was not only cool but captured dispatch humor. So I decided to make my own.
I have been floating the idea for some time and I have sold some t-shirts through Teespring but I let it go. Well, now I’m back and the first major shirt I put on Teespring has exploded. The campaign has only 12 hours left but I have added a few more t-shirts for 9-1-1 professionals and anyone who would like to purchase one. They are $16 each and my hope is to add a little touch of awesome to a profession that is superb. Check out the images below and follow the links to purchase one. If you have any questions you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Post Views: 443