Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 188 features Brittany, Assistant Director of Fulton County out of Indiana. This was recorded at the Indiana NENA/APCO conference.
Episode topics –
- Brittany’s 9-1-1 story
- Calls that stick with you
- And more
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 — 4 years ago
Good afternoon and welcome back for episode 88 of Within the Trenches. In this episode I got the chance to speak with Theresa, a dispatcher and trainer with Greenville City PD in Greenville South Carolina. We go back and reflect on her dispatch career from the beginning up to present time as a trainer. We also dig deep into her training style and how her CTO program through Agency360 has streamlined the training process.
If you have ever wanted to be a better trainer this is the episode for you! This is a must listen so check it out and share! As always if you have any questions or want to be a guest on the show, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to check out our sponsor Agency360 by clicking the image below!
Episode topics –
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- Theresa’s 911 story
- Early 911 calls
- Lessons learned in training
- CTO program through Agency360
- And more
By Ricardo — 1 year ago
I am excited and honored to have the 911 Training Institute as the sponsor for the month of January.
The 911 Training Institute (911TI) is founded by Jim Marshall, an accomplished licensed mental health professional, specializing in trauma exposure. In 2005, he brought his professional mental health expertise to the 911 industry. Since then, he’s trained thousands of public-safety dispatchers from police and fire agencies throughout the United States.Marshall integrates principles of psychology with the field of emergency communications to boost dispatcher resilience and help equip them to manage unique 911 stressors. He also delivers call-mastery courses that equip dispatchers to better handle calls from people experiencing a mental health crisis. This dual approach to training helps dispatchers optimize their personal health at home and professional performance at work. 911TI offers a variety of training courses to achieve this mission: Survive & Thrive Comprehensive Stress Resilience, introductory Power of Peer Support and the Certified Peer Supporter, Certified Emergency Mental Health Dispatcher, Building LifeBridges to Suicidal Callers, Peak Performance through Optimized Home Life, Peak Performance in Managing Domestic Violence Calls, and the all new, Not “Just a Dispatcher”.
911TI recognizes that dispatchers perform elite work that is psychologically and emotionally demanding; they have to have elite skills and a healthy mindset so they’re not victims of the work they do. Resilient dispatchers guided by expertly designed and delivered training can master their calls, dispatch with excellence, and take great care of themselves. That’s what 911TI is uniquely qualified to deliver. Visit our website, find us on social media, and learn more about the training programs we offer.Post Views: 251
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good evening folks! I am very happy to announce that the first episode of Within the Trenches went live today. My good friend Whitney joined me and I have to say that it went great. For those who don’t know what Within the Trenches is, this is a podcast version of a segment with the same name on Jabber Log that revolves around 9-1-1 dispatch. I started writing about my experience about a year ago and it was meant to be interesting and educational for the readers, as well as therapeutic for myself. The posts have done great on my blog and I wanted to take it a step further by creating a podcast based on the stories of 9-1-1 dispatchers.
I recently launched a Kickstarter project for this podcast idea in order to raise $1,500 to buy the equipment needed to make this a four person show. As of right now I have 8 days left in the campaign and $330. This first episode is a taste of what this show is all about and it is my hope that I can still make my goal. I will provide the link below to the Kickstarter page where you can pledge and depending on how much you pledge, you can get a reward as well. Right now the majority of the pledges are going for $25 and that can get you an official Within the Trenches t-shirt, a thank you on the sponsor page and a mention in one of the upcoming episodes of the show. I hope you will enjoy this first episode and there is a lot more to come. Thanks again to Whitney and everyone who has pledged to help bring the project closer to it’s goal.Post Views: 2,002