01/18/17

Within the Trenches Ep 129

Ep 129 of the podcast features Jerry, Chair of the Board of Accreditation for the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, the organization charged with setting standards, establishing curriculum, and conducting research for public safety dispatch worldwide and Mike, who is the Digital and Social Media Content Editor of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. In this episode we share medical dispatch stories, learn about the IAED and their upcoming 2017 NAVIGATOR conference in Read more [...]
01/17/17

Within the Trenches Ep 128

Imagine waking up on Saturday. The sky is blue and the sun is shining bright. You lean over to wake your husband. He doesn’t move. You turn him over and notice his lips are blue…you check him…no pulse. Your heart breaks…he’s gone. Now imagine you are 9-1-1, listening to the screams and wails of a wife who has lost her best friend and husband. She requests CPR instructions but you know it’s too late. This is what it’s like, Within the Trenches. In this episode we will visit the Read more [...]
01/11/17

Within the Trenches Ep 127

Episode 127 features show regular Rob "Big Mac" McMullen, Director of Vigo County 9-1-1 in Indiana and 1st VP of NENA. In this episode we talk about those unwanted stomach issues in dispatch. The ones that attack when a high priority call comes in and you are unable to get up to use the bathroom. It happens to some more often then you would think. We also play a few 9-1-1 tapes that you don't want to miss. They come from the archive of 911dispatch.com. Thank you and R.I.P. Gary. I will forever Read more [...]
12/22/16

Within the Trenches Ep 126

Episode 126 is different from the rest. It's the introduction to Within the Trenches - Imagine Listening, an extension of the podcast featuring stories from the #IAM911 movement. What you are about to hear are true stories. While some have good outcomes, the majority are horrifying. A warning...if you suffer from PTSD or have suicidal tendencies this episode may be a trigger. LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK. This episode also touches on PTSD in 9-1-1 dispatch and a look at the dark humor that comes with Read more [...]
12/18/16

This Smile Hurts My Face

Guest blog post by Shae, 9-1-1 dispatcher out of central Indiana This smile hurts my face. I sit around the table for an early Christmas dinner, quietly wondering if anyone has noticed that my smile isn't real. I'm having trouble faking. Family and extended family are all talking at once and it's sensory overload. I excuse myself and sit in the living room with the kids, realizing I have more in common with them than anyone my age - we're both not interested in "grown up" talk. The houses, Read more [...]
12/17/16

Within the Trenches Ep 125

Episode 125 features an interview with Kyle, a 9-1-1 dispatcher with Montgomery County Central Communications Center out of Indiana. He shares his 9-1-1 story and a recent call that follows a tragedy involving a mother who murdered her own children, stabbed herself in the neck but lived. She has been charged with two counts of murder and so far, has pleaded not guilty. This is an episode you don't want to miss. This is also part of the season finale of the Sword & Scale podcast. As always Read more [...]
12/16/16

Within the Trenches Ep 124

This is a short episode on the Within the Trenches Continuing Education Scholarship in association with the IAED, a recap of stories told in Ep. 123 and a shout out to Sword & Scale, an addicting true crime podcast that you must check out! I helped out on episode 82, their season finale and it is horrific! Per Mike, "DO NOT LISTEN TO EPISODE 82!" As always if you have any questions or you would like to be a guest on the show, send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com. Within the Trenches Continuing Read more [...]
12/10/16

Within the Trenches Ep 123

Within the Trenches Ep 123 - This episode features four of my personal #IAM911 movement stories. They are the stories that started it all and now they have more of an explanation to them. Enjoy, share and make sure to check out the IAED links below as well as the information on the Within the Trenches Continuing Education Scholarship. As always if you have any questions, comments or you want to be a guest on the show, send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com. IAED - Facebook | Twitter | Web     Episode Read more [...]
12/2/16

Within the Trenches Ep 122

Within the Trenches episode 122 is sponsored by INdigital, a leader in Next-Gen Core Services. This episode features Jennifer, a dispatcher with Ogle County Sheriff’s Office out of Illinois and show regular Rob 'Big Mac' McMullen, director with Vigo County, Indiana and 1st VP of NENA. Jennifer shares her 9-1-1 story, we visit a tragic homicide case out of Montgomery County, Indiana and we share some updates on the #IAM911 movement, decals and the IAED/Within the Trenches Continuing Education Read more [...]
11/16/16

Within the Trenches Ep 121

Welcome to episode 121 of Within the Trenches. In this episode I had the opportunity to speak with Bailey, a Dispatcher and Corrections Officer with Mountrail Sheriff’s Department out of North Dakota. She is also a singer and songwriter and released a song based on her experience as a 9-1-1 professional back in April of 2016. The song was submitted as an #IAM911 movement post and is a must listen. Bailey shares her story in this episode along with her song. Below are links to her music and social Read more [...]