Within the Trenches

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 317 features the #IAM911 stories of those who attended the 2020 CalNENA conference. ***WARNING - IF YOU SUFFER FROM PTSD OR HAVE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES YOU ARE LISTENING AT YOUR OWN RISK.***

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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.

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Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 316 features funny Open Mic stories of those who attended the Industry Leaders Forum at the 2020 CalNENA conference.

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Episode topics –

  • Open Mic stories

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 315 features the #IAM911 stories of those who attended the Industry Leaders Forum at the 2020 CalNENA conference. ***WARNING - IF YOU SUFFER FROM PTSD OR HAVE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES YOU ARE LISTENING AT YOUR OWN RISK.***

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Supported by INdigital

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 314 features Stacy, Chief of Emergency Communications, with Manatee County Department of Public Safety, and Brooks, VP of GIS at RapidDeploy. In this episode we visit Next Generation 9-1-1, dispatch stories, and the importance of not only GIS for routing calls but how developing software for 9-1-1 can be impacted by a line of code.

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Episode topics –

  • Stacy’s 9-1-1 story

  • Brook's journey into 9-1-1

  • The importance of GIS (Geographic Information System) in routing calls and location accuracy

  • Developing software in 9-1-1 and the importance of coding at 100%

  • and much 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 313 features Director Karima Holmes with the Office of Unified Communications. In this episode we talk about Karima’s journey from dispatch to Director and what it takes to bridge the gap between dispatch and multiple agencies. It’s an episode you do not want to miss.

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Episode topics –

  • Karima’s 9-1-1 story

  • Bridging the gap between dispatch and multiple agencies

  • and much 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 312 features three 9-1-1 professionals of the Office of Unified Communications (DC911.) In this episode I spoke with Jettia, Calltaker, Greg, EMS/Fire dispatcher, and Mike, Law Enforcement dispatcher and they not only share their 9-1-1 experience but the unique challenges that come with a large center commanding many agencies.

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Episode topics –

  • Jettia’s 9-1-1 story

  • Greg’s 9-1-1 story

  • Mike’s 9-1-1 story

  • Unique challenges between multiple agencies

  • and much 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: wttep312.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 311 features Leah, Executive Director with the Alabama 9-1-1 Board, Sara, Senior Consultant with 911Authority, and Megan, Dispatch supervisor at Decatur County Communications and the first recipient of the Wendy Day Memorial Scholarship.

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Episode topics –

  • A recap of what has been going on with the 911derwomen group

  • Empowering women through the Wendy Day Memorial Scholarship

  • Megan’s 9-1-1 story

  • and much 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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 310 features Congresswoman Norma Torres who represents California’s 35th District. In this episode we recap what has been going on since we last spoke, the status of the 911SAVES Act, and much more!

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Episode topics –

  • A recap and update from our last episode

  • The status of the 911SAVES Act

  • The Congresswoman’s thoughts on state and county reclassification

  • A call to action

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 309 features Tracy Eldridge, Community Engagement Manager with RapidSOS and the NG9-1-1 Institute’s 2020 9-1-1 Industry Professional of the Year recipient and February spotlight for the 911derWomen group. In this episode we recap Tracy’s moment right before receiving her award and take a trip back to her first award, along with her triumph in public safety.

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Episode topics –

  • A trip back to Tracy’s first award in 5th grade

  • Challenges & struggles in public safety as the lone female in some cases

  • That moment, right before receiving her award in DC

  • The future of women in 9-1-1, leading the way

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 308 features Olivia Mead, Founder & CEO of Yoga for First Responders. In this episode Olivia shares her love, drive, and inspiration for yoga, and how she and her organization are changing the lives of those in public safety.

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Episode topics –

  • Growing up with yoga through her father

  • A journey of practice and discovery

  • Building mental toughness & emotional adaptability

  • A personal #IAM911 story

  • Exploring yoga for 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 307 features Paula, 9-1-1 dispatcher with Muskogee County EMS out of Oklahoma. In this episode Paula shares her 9-1-1 story along with a raw post on social media after a traumatic call she took.

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Episode topics –

  • Paula’s 9-1-1 story

  • From a server at Chili’s to dispatch

  • A raw post on social media that hit home for those in public safety

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 306 features Jim Brown, retired 9-1-1 dispatcher and reclassification advocate. In this episode Jim shares stories from his days in dispatch, an officer involved shooting that he will never forget, and he shares his work on reclassification in the state of West Virginia.

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Episode topics –

  • Jim’s 9-1-1 story

  • Transitions and technology from the 70’s & 80’s to now

  • The call that left Jim practically crawling to his car

  • Reclassification in WV, county-by-county

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 305 features Nicole, Training and Administrative Supervisor with Chelsea Emergency Management and Communications. This episode was recorded live from the 2020 NENA SBP Conference in Austin, Texas.

WARNING - THIS EPISODE CONTAINS AUDIO THAT MAY BE A TRIGGER. LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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Episode topics –

  • Nicole’s 9-1-1 story

  • The Boston Marathon Bombing

  • The call that broke Nicole

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 304 features Monica Million, President of NENA. This episode was recorded live from the 2020 NENA SBP Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Episode topics –

  • The importance of NENA SBP & CIF

  • 9-1-1 around the world

  • International 9-1-1 Coalition

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 303 features Leah, Executive Director of the Alabama 9-1-1 Board. This episode was recorded live from the 2020 NENA SBP Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Episode topics –

  • Leah’s 9-1-1 story

  • An unforgettable first 9-1-1 call

  • From dispatch to Executive Director of Alabama

  • 911der Women and beyond

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 302 features April Heinze, 911 and PSAP Operations Director with NENA. In this episode we talk about how YOU can get involved and make a difference in the 9-1-1 industry as well as the importance of the upcoming Standards and Best Practices Conference and Stress, Wellness, & Resiliency: A NENA Critical Issues Forum.

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Episode topics –

  • April’s transition from INdigital to NENA

  • April’s new role responsibilities and how it relates to dispatch

  • How YOU can make a difference in 9-1-1

  • Stress, Wellness, & Resiliency: A NENA Critical Issues Forum

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: wttep302.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

Welcome to another episode of Within the Trenches, true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them. Episode 301 is the first episode of 2020 and was recorded at the 2019 IPSTA Conference in Illinois. This episode features Edna, Telecommunicator with Chicago OEM and Pat, Dispatcher of the Year and Telecommunicator with Chicago OEM.

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Episode topics –

  • Pat and Edna’s 9-1-1 story

  • Starting out at the same time

  • The change in 9-1-1 technology

  • Dispatcher of the Year Award

  • Calls that stick

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: wttep301.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

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