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 [...]
10/21/16

I am NOT a first responder

The following is in direct response to the Facebook comments of the policeone.com article “Should dispatchers be officially classified as first responders?” written by Melissa Mann. The article itself is great but there are some people who think we should not be reclassified or that we are not “in the shit” like the public safety personnel who are on scene.   “I am NOT a first responder”   Written by: Daphanie Bailes - Within the Trenches Admin, In Between the Chaos columnist Read more [...]