Within the Trenches

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 210 features Doug and Jill of Showalter and Company. This episode was recorded at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2018 National APCO conference.  

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsor.

Showalter & Company – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | 

Supported by: INdigital

Episode topics –

  • Jill's 9-1-1 story
    • Make or break call
  • Doug's story
    • Dispatching in the LA area
  • Showalter & Company
  • And more 

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep210.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 209 features Brian, dispatch supervisor, tactical dispatcher out of Southern California and instructor for Kim Turner, LLC. This episode was recorded in the Sands Expo of the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2018 National APCO conference.  

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsor.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | 

Supported by: INdigital

Episode topics –

  • Brian's 9-1-1 story
  • Tactical Dispatching
    • What it is
    • What does it take to do it
    • How does a center build a team
  • Teaching for Kim Turner, LLC. 

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep209.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 208 is a live audience episode and was recorded at the 2018 National APCO conference. This is going to be the second part of Imagine Listening called, Open Mic. In this episode we share some hilarious moments where dispatchers have keyed up on accident and had blunders over the radio as well as calls that can only make you laugh and wonder if this is real life. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared. A big thanks also goes out to APCO for choosing my session for this great conference. 

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsor.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | 

Supported by: INdigital

Episode topics –

  • Open Mic Stories

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep208.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 207 is a live audience episode and was recorded at the 2018 National APCO conference. Today is #IAM911 Day and the stories in the episode represent the #IAM911 Movement. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared. A big thanks also goes out to APCO for choosing my session for your great conference. 

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsor.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | 

Supported by: INdigital

Episode topics –

  • #IAM911 Stories 

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep207.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 206 is a quick recap episode of the 2018 National APCO conference. It was an amazing time and I look forward to going back. 

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsors.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • 2018 National APCO Recap
  • ATTN: Video
  • Upcoming conference presentations
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep206.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 205 is a look back at the last few months of my dispatch career and the calls I took. I recently celebrated my 5 year anniversary of my last day. It's an episode you don't want to miss along with a few announcements.

Episode topics -

  • Back from vacation
  • A look back at the last few months of my dispatch career
    • Suicide call - The soon to be ex
    • Suicide call - I tried to call you the day you ran your car into a tree
    • Medical - Spanish translation
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

 

Direct download: wttep205.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 204 features Reinhard, VP of Product and Public Safety with RapidSOS, transformative technology to save lives. It's an episode you don't want to miss.

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsors.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

RapidSOS – Facebook | Twitter | Web | YouTube


Episode topics –

  • Reinhard's public safety story
  • From being in the field to Industry Partner
  • The vision of RapidSOS
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep204.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 203 features Christine, dispatch supervisor with Waukesha County Communications, Wisconsin, her daughter Chloe and Ryan Dedmon of Kim Turner, LLC. This episode was recorded at the convention center in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2018 National NENA conference and highlights a session that Chloe gave called, "Growing up 9-1-1." It's an episode you do not want to miss.

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsors.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

RapidSOS – Facebook | Twitter | Web | YouTube

Episode topics –

  • Growing up 9-1-1
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep203.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 202 features Morgan, dispatcher and public relations officer with Gasconade Central out of Missouri and is a Gold Line Scholarship winner. This episode was recorded at the convention center in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2018 National NENA conference. 

Please support the podcast by supporting our sponsors.

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

RapidSOS – Facebook | Twitter | Web | YouTube

Episode topics –

  • Morgan's 9-1-1 story
  • How Morgan started
  • Early calls and calls that have stuck with her
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep202.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 201 is a live audience episode and it was recorded on Mackinac Island, Michigan at the 2018 NENA/APCO conference. This is Open Mic, where we tell funny stories that come from 9-1-1. Enjoy and please share!

Sponsored by

Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

RapidSOS - Facebook | Twitter | Web | YouTube

Episode topics –

  • An April Fool's prank on some officers
  • MF has my money
  • "It" is stuck in the vacuum hose 
  • And more

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: wttep201.mp3
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This is a live audience episode and it was recorded live on Mackinac Island, Michigan at the 2018 NENA/APCO conference. It all started at the Michigan NENA conference 5 years ago for this podcast. Much has happened since then. I am honored and blessed to be able to do this and share dispatch stories. They are the important ones that you don’t hear, but they are the ones that need to be heard. Since the time I started doing this, we have shared, we have healed and we have grown.

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or you would like to be a guest on the show, please email me at wttpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you all for the support and for listening. If it wasn’t for all of you, I would not have made it to this epic episode 200. Here’s to many more...

Episode topics -

  • IAM911 stories from the 9-1-1 professionals that make up the movement in Michigan 
Direct download: wttep200.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 199 is an intro to an epic episode 200. Why an intro? Well, I want to give you a little taste of what you are going to hear. Episode 200 is a live audience episode of Imagine Listening. Enjoy...

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Reader's Digest Article - "Secrets a 911 Dispatcher won’t tell you"

Episode topics –

  • An intro to episode 200
  • Can you tell me what it is really like?

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

Direct download: wttep199.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 198 features Marc, Operations Center Supervisor with Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland, Australia. 

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Marc's 9-1-1 story
  • A call that sticks with him
  • Differences in calls from Australia vs the United States
  • And more...

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

Direct download: wttep198.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 197 features Michael, a police Lieutenant with the San Bernardino Police Department in California. This episode tells the story of the terrorist attack that took place on December 2nd, 2015, but from the side of those in the center and while Michael was in the field.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

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

Direct download: wttep197.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 196 features Samantha, dispatch supervisor with Fenton PD out of Michigan, past guest and Facebook podcast page admin. This episode revolves around 9-1-1 in the news. 

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

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

Direct download: wttep196.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 195 is a recap episode. In this episode I recap the last two conferences, upcoming sessions, giveaways and our month of May sponsor Kim Turner, LLC. Stay tuned for episode 196. This will be an episode you do not want to miss! 

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Indiana NENA/APCO recap
  • NAVIGATOR recap
  • Upcoming sessions
  • Giveaways
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep195.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 194 features Lynn, Dispatch Supervisor with WestCom Emergency Communications, Iowa. This is the last episode recorded at the 2018 NAVIGATOR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Lynn's 9-1-1 story
  • Catching the dispatch bug
  • De-gloving
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep194.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 193 features Jim Marshall, Director of the 9-1-1 Training Institute and author of The Resilient 9-1-1 Professional. This was recorded at the 2018 NAVIGATOR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Health and dispatch
  • The Resilient 9-1-1 Professional 
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep193.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 192 features Lisa, 911 Manager with City of Fayetteville 911 Communications, NC. This was recorded at the 2018 NAVIGATOR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Lisa's 9-1-1 story
  • Deal with child callers
  • Personal connections with those on the road
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep192.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 191 features Christine, Dispatch Supervisor with Waukesha County Communications and her daughter, Chloe. This was recorded at the 2018 NAVIGATOR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Wellness for the 1st First Responder
  • A brief look at "Growing up 911 "
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep191.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 190 features Luz, Emergency Dispatch Supervisor with City of Miami Police Department in Florida.

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Luz’s 9-1-1 story
  • From dispatch to supervisor
  • Going beyond the call of duty
  • A brief look at Hurricane Irma
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep190.mp3
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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. 

Sponsored by Kim Turner, LLC - Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

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 wttpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: wttep189.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 188 features Brittany, Assistant Director of Fulton County out of Indiana. This was recorded at the Indiana NENA/APCO conference.

Episode topics –

  • Brittany’s 9-1-1 story
  • Calls that stick with you
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep188.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 187 is an Open Mic episode. This episode features funny stories and blunders from 9-1-1. This was recorded at the Indiana NENA/APCO conference.

Episode topics –

  • Funny 9-1-1 stories
  • Open mic blunders

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

Direct download: wttep187.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 186 is an Imagine Listening episode. It features stories from the 9-1-1 professionals of Indiana. This was recorded in front of a live audience at the Indiana NENA/APCO conference.

Episode topics –

  • #IAM911 stories

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

Direct download: wttep186.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 185 features Jared, Director of Dearborn County out of Indiana. This was recorded at the Indiana NENA/APCO conference.

Episode topics –

  • Jared's 9-1-1 story
  • Reflecting on funny 9-1-1 calls
  • And more

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

Direct download: WTTEP185.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 184 features Maranda and Tonya, dispatchers with Marshall County out of Kentucky. This is a powerful yet emotionally driven episode. 

Unsung heroes: 911 dispatchers open up about Marshall County HS shooting - Web (article/video mentioned in episode)

Episode topics –

  • Maranda's 9-1-1 story
  • Tonya's 9-1-1 story
  • Marshall County HS shooting

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

Direct download: wttep184.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 183 is an Open Mic episode. This episode features funny stories and blunders from 9-1-1. This was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference during the closing session.

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

Episode topics –

  • Funny 9-1-1 stories
  • Open mic blunders

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

Direct download: wttep183.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 182 is an Imagine Listening episode. It features stories from the 9-1-1 professionals of Iowa. This was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference during the closing session.

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

Episode topics –

  • #IAM911 stories
  • Addressing an issue
  • An announcement for the national APCO conference 

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

Direct download: wttep182.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 181 features Aaron, dispatcher with Carroll County and Cody, head of the popular Facebook Page Nocturnal Dispatchers as well as a dispatcher with Boone County out of Iowa. This episode was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference.

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

Episode topics –

  • Aaron’s 9-1-1 story
  • Cody’s 9-1-1 story
  • A story of PTSD
  • Calls that stick with you
  • The lighter side of 9-1-1
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep181.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 180 is sponsored by 911 Gold Line Training and features Joe, Operations Manager with Cedar Rapids Police Department. This episode was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference.

Episode Sponsor -

911 Gold Line Training - Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

Episode topics –

  • Joe’s 9-1-1 story
  • Saving lives on duty and off duty
  • Iowa APCO conference reflection
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep180.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 179 features Sheila with Buena Vista County Communications (911), is the Iowa APCO Telecommunicator of the Year, and this episode was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference.

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

American Heart Association - (As mentioned in the episode)

 

Episode topics –

  • Sheila's 9-1-1 story
  • Calls that stick with you
  • Iowa APCO Telecommunicator of the Year Award
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep179.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 178 features Karin of RapidSOS and John of Hexagon and was recorded at the Iowa APCO conference.

Iowa APCO – Facebook | Web

Episode topics –

  • Karin's 9-1-1 story
  • John's 9-1-1 story
  • John's best call
  • Calls that stick with you
  • And more

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

Direct download: wttep178.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 177 features April, Executive Director with Jasper County Emergency Services and Eric, Deputy Director with Christian County Emergency Services and is the last episode recorded at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference.

Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference – Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • A discussion of PTSD
  • Symptoms
  • How to identify it

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

Direct download: wttep177.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 176 features Ashley and Jen, supervisors with Stone County Emergency Services and was recorded at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference.

Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference – Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics –

  • Ashley’s 9-1-1 story
  • Jen’s 9-1-1 story
  • Calls that stick with you
  • Name calling
  • And more!

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

Direct download: wttep176.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 175 features April, Executive Director with Jasper County Emergency Services and Eric, Deputy Director with Christian County Emergency Services and was recorded at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference. 

Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference - Facebook | Twitter | Web

CNN News Report on Joplin Tornado - Web

Episode topics –

  • April's 9-1-1 story
  • Eric's 9-1-1 story
  • The Joplin Tornado
  • TERT deployment
  • And more!

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

Direct download: wttep175.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 174 is a live audience episode recorded at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference. This episode is called "Open Mic" where we talk about the lighter, more funny part of 9-1-1 dispatch. 

Episode topics –

  • She's throwing out my spam!
  • What's your last name? Browneye?
  • Lewd on the highway
  • Lewd in the parking lot
  • And more!

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

Direct download: wttep174.mp3
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Imagine 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

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

Direct download: wttep173.mp3
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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. 

News story - Time.com

Episode topics –

  • Podcast appearances
  • Jennifer's 9-1-1 Story
  • Taking calls from those you know
  • Calls that stick
  • A 9-1-1 call from Jennifer's daughter
  • Broward County, Florida - School shooting

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

Direct download: wttep172.mp3
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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

Direct download: wttep171.mp3
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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 institute website below. 

Sponsor - 

911 Training Institute – Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics -

  • Survive & Thrive Fit Challenge recap
  • Candida Story
  • A suicidal caller, yoga and a save
  • Ryan's update
  • Jim's update
  • And more
Direct download: wttep170.mp3
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This episode is sponsored by the 911 Training Institute, unique mental health expertise for the very first responder. This episode is also supported by INdigital, a leader in Next-Gen Core Services. 

This episode features Leah, Deputy Director with Grand Traverse 9-1-1 out of Michigan. 

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. 

Sponsor -

911 Training Institute – Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics -

  • Leah's 9-1-1 story
  • Social media, Disasters and the PSAP
  • Hurricane Harvey and the PSAP
  • And more
Direct download: wttep169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

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 to miss. 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. 

Article mentioned in episode - Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported - Web

Podcast Sponsor -

911 Training Institute – Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics -

  • Chris's 9-1-1 story
  • Kentucky Training Summit
  • www.the911summit.com
  • Should the name PSAP be changed to something else?
  • Should the name "dispatcher" be changed to something else?
  • Facebook suicide detection AI
Direct download: wttep168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

Ep 167 features Mary, Deputy Director with MACECOM out of Washington state. This episode is sponsored by the 911 Training Institute and supported by INdigital, a leader in Next-Gen Core Services. In this episode Mary talks about what is new at her dispatch center and informs our listeners of the upcoming Western Regional Conference in Tacoma, Washington. We also tackle the debate of "what is your emergency?" versus "where is your emergency?" It's a debate that has been out there for some time but has been recently brought to the frontline with the launch of FOX's new show, "9-1-1." It's an episode you don't want to miss and for more information on the Western Regional Conference follow the links below. 

Podcast Sponsor –

911 Training Institute – Facebook | Twitter | Web

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Western Regional Conference - 

We are pleased to announce that there is an app now available to support the 2018 APCO Western Regional Conference. You will need to download the “eventbase” app from the appropriate app store.  Links are available at http://free.eventbase.com/download or you can use the QR code below. After you launch the app, just search for APCO and select the APCO 2018 Western  Regional Conference. You can also find it by date: March 27, 2018. This app will provide the information you need: schedule, speakers, vendors and exhibitors, map, hotels, and conference center. You may mark sessions as favorites for quick access or add them to your calendar so you don’t miss what is important to you. You may also search by speaker or track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference registration - Early Bird Registration Discount extended to Jan. 13th

Requests for local events or chapter mtgs should go to wr2018@waapconena.org

 

Episode topics -

  • 5 year anniversary reflection
  • What's new at MACECOM?
  • What's happening at the Western Regional Conference?
    • Highlighted speakers
    • The Super Session
    • Why is it important to attend a conference if you can?
Direct download: wttep167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

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 Sponsor -

911 Training Institute - Facebook | Twitter | Web

Episode topics -

  • Catching up with Rob
  • Automated dispatching
  • Dispatch Debbie
  • FOX TV series - 9-1-1
Direct download: wttep166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

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