Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 189 features Todd, Training Coordinator with Cobb County, GA. This was recorded at the 2018 NAVIGATOR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Episode topics –
- Todd’s 9-1-1 story
- From dispatch to training coordinator
- Peer support
- Technology in dispatch
- 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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Allegan, Mich. – West Michigan has recently been hit by a heat wave. Mlive.com reported that, “After a string of scorching days, the National Weather Service is reporting the average high so far this month at 96 degrees.” With that average it has been hard to do anything, but even in a limited capacity, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit continued to train as normal. The K-9 Unit of Allegan County, according to allegancounty.org, states that, “The K-9 Unit is comprised of four dogs and their K-9 handler Deputies.“ “Each K-9 is of Bosnian decent,” said K-9 Unit Deputy Dave Holmes in a recent interview with Jabber Log, he added that, “Each deputy trains at least 200 hours together before going out on the road and up to about 20 hours of training each week after the initial portion.” The training is made evident within the following images. It shows that despite the blistering temperatures, the unit continues to train to protect and serve.
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By Ricardo — 2 months agoImagine finding your spouse with a gun. You’re shocked and confused and before you can ask what is going on, you hear a shot. Your spouse falls from a self-inflicted gun shot to the chest. Now imagine you’re 9-1-1 giving the caller CPR instructions and encouraging them to ignore the cracking ribs…This is what it’s like, within the trenches.
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
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By Ricardo — 7 months agoThis episode is brought to you by Dispatch In Depth–a new podcast for emergency dispatchers. If you like Within The Trenches, you’re gonna want to check it out. Dispatch In Depth takes you deep into the why and how of emergency dispatching. It’s produced by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch and hosted by Isabel Gardett, the Director of Academics at IAED. Each episode features an interview with experts in the field including researchers, dispatchers, responders and public safety officials—who talk about the work they’re doing to make emergency dispatching as safe and effective as possible. I’ve listened to each episode and they are educational and entertaining. Would you believe that levels of evidence for example on CPR protocols can be decided on with the help of animal studies? Pig studies led to the new compressions only that showed better outcomes in pigs. These studies can be compared to humans but, I don’t want to give away anymore. It’s something you have to listen to. The episode is Cardiac Arrested Development, just one of many great episodes of Dispatch In Depth available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Soundcloud.Halloween. It’s probably my favorite time of the year. I love to be scared. The horror genre is my favorite. According to the free encyclopedia, Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve is a celebration observed in a number of countries on the 31st of October. It begins the 3 day observance of Allhallowwide, the time of the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed.Others see it as a time for carving pumpkins with scary faces, trick or treating, goblins, ghost stories and haunted houses. During my time in dispatch I took all kinds of horrific calls from listening to someone as they took their last breath to someone finding a loved one hung in their home. They stick with me and will forever be embedded in my memory but two calls fall under the unusual and well…paranormal.This is Within the Trenches Ep 156…Please check out the links below and 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.Halloween description – WikipediaAl Capone research citation –
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- HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Al Capone & the Ghosts of Allegan County’s ‘Yellow Motel’
- The Final Insanity of Al Capone: Was Notorious Gangster Haunted by a Hapless Victim?
- This day in history: Capone goes to prison
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- Story 2 – The Yellow Motel & Al Capone
- Story 3 – Home is where the ghosts are