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Everyday Heroes

Those who always go above and beyond, who exemplify the best of the best on a daily basis.

Nine One One

Thought I would just send you the poem that I wrote for this week. You can see it on FB by this link or read below Nine One One Nine one one Linking life out of death On the worst days of life A loved one’s last breath All the …

We “connect people in need to people with solutions”

In support of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, I posted the following on our Facebook page. Today, April 8, 2018 begins National Public Safety Tele Communicators Week and it continues until April 14. Every year during the second week of April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. …

Dedication

On the night of Oct 21st 2017, a 420,000 square-foot facility known locally as the Ames Plant caught fire in the city of Parkersburg, WV. Incident Command was quickly established and our Mobile Command Vehicle deployed to the scene to assist with the massive blaze. For nine days our teams …

One of Our Own

My story is not about me, but about one of our amazing dispatchers, Trinity University Police Department Telecommunicator, Monica Nava. She has been with our department almost 9 years and is a very big contributor to our communications area, extremely self-motivated in her responsibilities as well as taking on self-initiated …

Reason Enough to Feel Like A Hero

I began my career in law enforcement in 1986 at age 19 as a dispatcher.  I spent many years on the night shift and the evening shift and finally the day shift behind the radio taking and dispatching calls. It would be an amazing feeling to be able to share …

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 …

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 on television. My trainer was a seasoned veteran who would soon retire. She was one of those people who could hear a license plate tag and would know …

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 a back-up for the regular dispatcher when I was working as an EMT. Back in the 70’s, I was obsessed with the idea of being a paramedic thanks …

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 they already know they have ahead. As a 9-1-1 dispatcher we get up and wonder what kind of day or night is ahead of us. Will it be …

A Family, A Friend, A Co-Worker and A Life Saver

911 dispatch has been a part of my life since I was 23 years old, starting in the field in 2004. I started my career not knowing anything about this job or how it was going to change my way of thinking and how it was going to play a …

The Unsung Heroes

I began my career as a 911 telecommunicator in March 2012, after 4 years of working in emergency medical services. At the time I was looking to pursue a different career in public safety, when I found an advertisement for a local consolidated dispatch center in the suburban Chicago area. …