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2016, Page 2

My Memories of 9/11/01

As part of Arlington Public Library’s commemoration of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, we conducted a series of interviews with first responders and others to share their stories and memories of that time. Jennifer Meyers (Arlington County ECC Dispatcher) “I was a dispatcher for Arlington County’s Emergency Communications Center on …

Why I Love What I Do

I originally applied to be a Communications Officer because I wanted a foot in the door to the Public-Safety community. Little did …

Why I Am a Dispatcher

I have always wanted to be involved in law enforcement ever since I was a young child. I started my career in …

Save the Ice Cream

At the time, I was working at White Settlement Pd. The electricity was out for part of the city due to a …

A Life-Changing Call

(Recording of a 9-1-1 call in which a dispatcher guided a husband through CPR on his wife, who had collapsed.) I can’t …

Game Ideas for NPSTW

In the past we had played a few fun games that everyone seemed to enjoy. We have had a jar of different …

Remembering Why …

It seems that every day at work is the same old same old. I used to believe I was making a difference. …

Because We Have the Answers

It was April 27th in the year 2000. I applied for a job where my only personal knowledge consisted of what happened …

Telling Our Story

I didn’t plan to become a dispatcher. Like so many of my fellow brothers and sisters, I fell into the job as …

We Matter, We Save Lives

Every morning people wake up to get their day started. Ready to conquer their work day. Ready to complete the work load …

Not Like Every Day

That day that starts like every day. 911 calls, non-emergency calls, dispatching units, running names and vehicles, entering, locating, clearing, repeat, just …

A Day in the Life: My Story

My story is words. Words that alone are meaningless, but together, make up the very essence of my being. Words that changed me …