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Within the Trenches Ep 171

  Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode topics - Podcast appearances Recap of NENA 9-1-1 Goes to Washington Celebrating 50 years of 9-1-1 Kari's Law - Official signing NG9-1-1 Institute Awards Reception FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel's speech As always if you have any comments, questions, topic suggestions or you would like to be a guest, send an email to wttpodcast@gmail.com Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 170

Ep 170 features Jim Marshall and Ryan Dedmon of the 911 Training Institute. 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. To pre-order your copy of Jim Marshall's new book "The Resilient 911 Professional: A Comprehensive Guide to Surviving & Thriving Together in the 911 Center" please visit the link below. Sponsor - 911 Training Institute – Facebook | Twitter | Web Pre-order "The Resilient Read more [...]

Sugar, we’re going down

I feel good. I feel very good. Better than I have in a year and a half. As you all know I have been battling a back issue along with extreme shoulder pain and a stiff neck. It has caused problems like you wouldn’t believe. I just wanted to feel better and so, I started working on it. My doctor couldn’t tell me what was wrong and really didn’t look much into it but through some research, friendly conversation and more research I was able to figure it out and I’m on my way to recovery.   How Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 168

Ep 168 is sponsored by the 911 Training Institute and supported by INdigital. This episode features Chris, Director of Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center out of Kentucky and was recorded at the NENA SBP conference in Orlando, Florida. In this episode Chris shares his 9-1-1 story, details on the Kentucky 9-1-1 Summit and his opinion on a possible change in the dispatch identifier of PSAP to something more fitting of what a dispatch center does now. This is an episode you don't want Read more [...]

January Podcast Sponsor

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 Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 166

Ep 166 is sponsored by the 911 Training Institute and supported by INdigital, a leader in Next-Gen Core Services. This episode features Rob "Big Mac" McMullen, director at Vigo County 9-1-1 out of Indiana and current President of NENA. In this episode we catch up on what he is doing with NENA, automated dispatching and the new FOX TV series, "9-1-1." 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. Podcast Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 165

Imagine a bright sunny day on the farm while your son plays outside. You are on your tractor and realize you don’t see your son anymore. Panic sets in…Now imagine your 9-1-1 taking the call of a frantic father who has run over his child. The pain in his voice is haunting... This is what it’s like, within the trenches. In this episode, you will hear stories from the IAM911 movement, a movement I started to fight the reclassification of dispatchers from clerical to protective and bring Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 164

  Ep 164 features the co-founder of The Healthy Dispatcher, Adam Timm. In this episode Adam gives an overview of his history from 9-1-1 dispatcher to health and mental wellness advocate. He talks about the first ever 9-1-1 Training Summit held in Charlotte, North Carolina in partnership with the Denise Amber Lee Foundation. We also talk about resolutions for the new year and what we can do to avoid stress in the workplace. This is a must listen! As always if you have any comments, Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 163

  Ep 163 features Jim Marshall, Director of the 911 Training Institute and Ryan Dedmon, Outreach Director. In this episode we reveal the details of the Survive & Thrive Fit Challenge. Per Ryan, "The Survive & Thrive Fit Challenge is a collaborative partnership between the 911 Training Institute and Within the Trenches Podcast. Jim Marshall, the Director of the 911 Training Institute, developed this challenge after Survive & Thrive, one of his more popular training classes Read more [...]

Within the Trenches Ep 162

Ep 162 of Within the Trenches features Megan, alternate lead dispatcher with Cascade County, Great Falls Police Dispatch in Montana. In this episode Megan shares how she got into dispatching, calls that have stuck with her and a call that resulted in something rare in the world of dispatching. She got the opportunity to meet a caller and the callers father, a man she helped save through CPR instructions she gave. This is a must listen! As always if you have any comments, questions or you Read more [...]
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