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CUMBERLAND — As much of the United States observed Patriot Day, a national day to honor victims of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, local emergency communication dispatchers were honored Tuesday in a separate ceremony to highlight the essential role they play...
A Franklin County 911 dispatcher was recently recognized for her role in saving a man's life. While still a trainee, Makenzie Cleary answered a 911 call in July from a Montgomery Township woman whose husband was having an allergic reaction after being stung by...
HENDERSON, Ky. (9/13/19) — Kentucky State Police is currently accepting applications for the position of police telecommunicator I for Post 16 in Henderson which serves Henderson, Union, Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean counties.
On the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Marion County held their third annual Public Safety Night on the square in Knoxville. The event honored local first responders across Marion County, while also honoring the memory of the first...
While 911 dispatchers serve as the first step in providing oftentimes life-saving care to those in need, they are rarely the ones recognized for the effort. Flagstaff Academy students wanted to change that. Thursday afternoon, teachers Kate Sloop and Terri Reh...
TUPELO, Miss. — People know Facebook can be used to find old friends. It can also help find people in dire straits. That was the case recently when Lee County authorities were searching in vain for a woman in the midst of a medical emergency in the middle of the...
An Eagan family escaped carbon monoxide poisoning after their detector went off one night around 1:30 a.m. The Florida-based dispatcher that called to warn them flew to the Twin Cities this week to meet the family she helped save. The Klassens, including Andy,...
Effects of dispatcher-initiated telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation after out-of-hospital cardiac …
Using a nationwide population-based registry, researchers examined the outcomes of dispatcher-initiated telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (TCPR) in Japan. They divided adult Japanese patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA; n = 582,483, age ≥...
STRASBURG, Colo. -- An Aurora dispatcher is getting help from two communities and the first responders she works with after tragedy literally struck over the weekend. While she was at work, lightning hit her house, starting a fire. Despite the stress, Paula Hull went...
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Sometimes, the phones at the Floyd County 911 Communications Center ring almost nonstop. Sheriff Frank Loop's dispatch center isn't just responsible for calls where his deputies are dispatched. It also dispatches four fire departments,...
I recall sitting in a 911 center recruitment session and recruiters talking to me about the lifesaving work of a 911 dispatcher. They explained the job duties, job responsibilities, job demands, and even the job stress. “Wow,” I thought. “I can do this. I can help people.”
Crime statistics involving firearms, domestic violence, sexual assaults, active shooter events, and workplace violence fill our news headlines. Particularly troubling is the instance of officer-involved shootings, especially those resulting in the death of a civilian.
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED™) has determined that quality is “conformance to requirements,” according to the Performance Standards 10th Edition, but who determines what is required?
One of my passions for the past 15 years has been helping to raise the awareness of my peers with regard to critical incident stress (CIS): the causes, symptoms, and healthy mitigation techniques.
Kevin Pagenkop, ENP
For those with a medical background, one of the first acronyms learned is “PPE.” Whether gloves, a gown, or eye protection, Personal Protective Equipment is vital for responders and clinicians to reduce their exposure to pathogens and potential hazards.
By Claude Cummings – Guest contributor
As one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Texas, Hurricane Harvey taught us many lessons. One of the clearest is that we need to equip Houston’s first responders and public servants with the strongest communications platform available — and now we can.
As part of a series created for BBC Bitesize, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Dispatcher Emily Blezard has been speaking about her role to inspire young people thinking about their careers.
Sunday’s fire in Mandan sparked a chain reaction from first responders.
In all the commotion, the heroes coordinating the help behind the scenes are rarely thought of.
When you started, everything was overwhelming. There was fear or excitement in touching the equipment, the constant dread you might break something, and the encouragement to go ahead from your trainer. Training seemed to take so long, and there was something both terrifying and liberating about operating on your own.
I am going to tell my story about that day, the Oct. 1 Shooting, even though in my eyes, that’s not the official name. I can’t bring myself to call it that. I am going to be raw, honest, and open because I think that is what people should hear. It may not be what you want to hear, but it’s what I need for you to know.
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