Within the Trenches

wttNewLogoGood afternoon and happy Friday! This episode will be the final episode from the Indiana NENA conference. It was an excellent time and I can’t wait for next year! In this episode I spoke with Jeanene and Kelsie, dispatchers with Vigo County Central Dispatch. This episode is as real as it gets. It’s a look at true stories as well as the humor that goes with the job. It’s not just about being great at what dispatchers do; it’s about the humor needed to make it through this very stressful job. I commend you both for the job you do and all the dispatchers I met in Indiana.

Make sure to listen, share and as always you can email the show at wttpodcast@gmail.com

Episode topics –

  • How Jeanene got her start
  • How Kelsie got her start
  • Dispatch calls
  • Domestic bedpan
  • Burglar ice pops
Direct download: WTTEP62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

wttNewLogoGood afternoon and welcome back to another awesome episode of Within the Trenches. It has been a pretty busy week with the announcement of Indiana's statewide text-to-9-1-1 plan  but I now have time so I'm posting a brand new episode from Indiana's NENA conference. In this episode I spoke with Jessica, a dispatcher / CTO with Kosciusko 9-1-1 Communications. Jessica was honored during the opening ceremony with a few others where she received the Teamwork Award. Jessica shares how she got started in 9-1-1, calls she's taken as well as the details of her teamwork award.

Make sure to check this out and share it. As always you can email the show at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Episode topics -

  • How Jessica got her start
  • Dispatch experience
  • Teamwork Award


Direct download: WithintheTrenchesEP61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

wttNewLogoGood afternoon and welcome back to another episode of Within the Trenches. This episode brings us closer to the end of my time at Indiana’s NENA conference. My time there was inspiring, educational and I can’t wait for next year. The stories covered have been amazing and today’s episode is right up there with the best of them.

In this episode I had the chance to speak to Kimberly, a dispatcher/CTO with Jennings County 9-1-1, John, director with Jefferson County 9-1-1 and Nicole, Assistant Director with Montgomery County Communications Center. We reflected on the beginning of their careers along with some hard calls and advice/techniques on how to deal with them.

This is an episode you don’t want to miss! As always you can email the show at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

Episode topics –

  • How each guest started in 9-1-1
  • Training techniques
  • Dealing with hard calls
  • The importance of attending a NENA conference
Direct download: WTTEP60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

podcastfeedLogoNewWithin the Trenches is back with episode 59! This is just one of several episodes recorded last week during the Indiana NENA state conference. In this episode I sat down to talk with Julie, Deputy Director with Bartholomew 9-1-1 Center and Claudia who is a dispatcher with Fayette County Communications. We share stories of messing up on the mic, burnout and how to deal with hitting a rough patch and renewing your love for dispatch. 

This is a must listen so check it out and share! As always you can email the show at wttpodcast@gmail.com. 

Episode topics -



  • How Julie started in 9-1-1
  • How Claudia started in 9-1-1
  • Messing up on the mic
  • Burnout 
Direct download: WithintheTrenchesEP59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am EDT