10/9/17

Within the Trenches Ep 155

Ep 155 features Dee, a dispatcher out of the city of Rockport, Texas. In this episode Dee shares her 9-1-1 story as well as what it was like to work in dispatch during Hurricane Harvey. Rockport was ground zero for this hurricane and her story is an amazing one. From the city running out of resources to no cell service for weeks, Dee, along with her crew and those on the road worked hard. But what if you have to tell someone no to a request for help? In dispatch you don't tell people no but in this Read more [...]
10/1/17

Within the Trenches Ep 154

Ep 154 is an extension of the podcast called Imagine Listening. It features the stories from the #IAM911 movement but this episodes' stories come from the 9-1-1 professionals of the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference. Following their stories is a presentation I gave at the conference. For years I have helped tell the stories of 9-1-1 dispatchers from all over the world but this time it's my turn. There are four videos shown during this presentation that you can view below. This is a must listen Read more [...]
09/11/17

Within the Trenches Ep 153

Ep 153 of Within the Trenches features Todd Sparrow, Director at Lawrenceburg 9-1-1 in Kentucky. In this episode Todd reflects on 35 years of public safety service, calls that have stuck with him, the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference and more. For more information on the conference please see the links below. As always if you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show please send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com. Kentucky Emergency Services Conference - Facebook Read more [...]
09/8/17

Taming Terror

One of my admins on this page is currently working in Florida and is preparing for Hurricane Irma with her crew at her PSAP. This is an honest look at what she is experiencing. Please read, share and sending prayers and good vibes to you my friend.   Written by: Daphanie Bailes – Within the Trenches Admin, In Between the Chaos columnist for IAED & Senior Telecommunicator and Communications Training Coordinator for Martin County Fire Rescue   Taming Terror   Pacing, Read more [...]
08/31/17

Within the Trenches Ep 152

Ep 152 is an extension of the podcast called Imagine Listening. This episode features the stories of the #IAM911 movement. It also features a former police officer who tells his story of a burglary call he went out to that resulted in an officer involved shooting. This is an episode you do not want to miss. Make sure to 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 wttpodcast@gmail.com.       Natalie Read more [...]
08/24/17

Within the Trenches – #IAM911 One year later

Today, August 24 2017 marks the one year anniversary of when I started the #IAM911 movement. In this episode we will take a look back at why I started it, the explosion, media coverage and the future of the movement. It has been one hell of a year and I thank all of you for the support. I may have started this but it is because of the entire Thin Gold Line that made it a global success. If you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com.       Episode Read more [...]
07/14/17

The Next Call…

Guest blog written by: Daphanie Bailes – Within the Trenches Admin, In Between the Chaos columnist for IAED & Senior Telecommunicator and Communications Training Coordinator for Martin County Fire Rescue I have never done that. I was so emotionally consumed by your call, I broke character completely. I walked outside and did something that I had never needed to do before. Yours was the first call of my shift. You said you found your teenage son on the floor in his room...cold...blue. Read more [...]
07/13/17

Within the Trenches Ep 151

Ep 151 features Brianna, Benton County Emergency Communications out of Arkansas & Rob McMullen, director of Vigo County out of Indiana & NENA President. This episode begins with my first day in San Antonio, Texas for the NENA national conference and a 9-1-1 call I had to make on a couple who was arguing and at one point the male half was hanging from a parking garage. Brianna and Rob tell stories of their own and share what is in store for Rob as the incoming President of the National Emergency Read more [...]
06/26/17

Within the Trenches Ep 150

Episode 150 features Don, a Dispatch Manager at  Sonoma County SO and Lee Ann, Dispatch Manager with Marin County SO out of California. In this episode we follow the 9-1-1 stories of Don and Lee Ann from the beginning to present day. We talk about the calls that stick with a person and those that can make or break ones career. This episode was recorded live at the National NENA conference in San Antonio, Texas and is a must listen. As always if you have any comments, questions or you would Read more [...]
06/14/17

Within the Trenches Ep 149

Ep 149 features Jen, a telecommunicator out of an agency in Illinois. In this episode Jen tells her 9-1-1 story, shares some calls and stressors of the job, along with some educational points for those calling 9-1-1 on a cell phone and how cell phones can still be used to dial 9-1-1 even when there is no service. This is a must listen so please check it out and share. As always if you have any questions, comments or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com.       Episode Read more [...]