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Officer Needs Assistance

It was not “my officer” but his cries for help pierced my soul just the same. “I have been shot!” are four words no dispatcher ever wants to hear whether the officer is of their agency or not. Quickly moving into action I advise, “Officer needs assistance” letting my officers …

Helping Hand

I began my life venture on the private side of Public Safety for a gated community. We were sworn officer, first responder, …

It Was Good to Know You

Early in my career, probably in 2004 or so I received a call from a man who lived in one of our …

Team Work

At approximately 1300 on June 7, 2016 we received a phone call from a very distressed young man who, along with two …

I Know My True North

I know my true North. We all have our own. The moral compass inside where our integrity pulls the needle to your …

Thunderbird Down

On June 2, 2016 the U.S. Air Force Academy was hosting the U.S. President for the 2016 commencement exercise and the Air …

Two Year Old Having a Seizure

I was working day shift on Thursday August 4, 2016 at the Call Taker position for the Wood County Central Communications Center …

Suicidal Victim Gets Help

On December 20, 2016 at 10:15 a.m., Dispatcher Catie Guzman was on duty in the Communications Center for the University at Buffalo …

Guardian of the County

I have had the pleasure of being a 911 dispatcher for police, fire and rescue for a little over ten years. I …

The Communications Family

What means the most to me about being a Telecommunicator? I have thought and pondered this question since it was first posted, …

That’s What We Do

I have been working for our agency for 28 years. I started part time and worked my way to Director in 6 …

Something More

September 11 2001, I sat and watched as our world changed as well as my view of the world, the blinders were …

Baby not Breathing

It was 0715 on my last night shift right before I was getting off at 0730 of my last shift for 4 …

That Moment…

January 5, 2016, started out like any other day shift. Day was busy with calls coming in asking for every division within …

Code Blue

I talked to you while you were home alone having a heart attack and couldn’t breathe. You quit talking to me before …

Goodbye my friend

I was on duty when a call came in from a tower that was not in our jurisdiction. I answered the phone …

Saving a Life

This occurred more than a decade ago. I received a call from a frightened, distraught woman. She purchased a pair of shoes …

Keep Going

My name is Melissa and I am proud to say that I have served in Public Safety for 22 years. Some good …

The Dispatcher’s Burden

I started my career as a 911 dispatcher my freshman year of college in 2010. At the time it was just a …