By Samantha Smith – Armor Up West Virginia
Being a 911 dispatcher is not a job for just anyone. Multitasking is an absolute must. Every time the phone rings you never know what will be on the other line. Dispatchers are all too often over looked and not considered a first responder. Who do you think sends the first responders? They don’t magically know where to go. 911 dispatchers are the FIRST ones to offer help or assistance, figuring out where you are when you have no idea and being the calm reassuring voice during your storm.
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By Sean Riley – President & Founder Safe Call Now
As I prepare to speak and train the undercover officers around the country, I have to remind myself how challenging their job really is and ask myself… Do we set them up for failure???
Over the last nine years I’ve had the honor to have an open invitation to speak at The International Association of Undercover Officers conferences nationwide. Charlie Fuller (my “Bo”) has been a mentor to me and adviser on how to help the undercover officers when life goes bad for them and they require treatment. Imagine a job where you get paid to drink, lie, drive cool cars and basically do whatever you want? Not a bad gig… until you come home to the real world and deal with life.
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By Ti Mahoney Blair
It’s today, really, but it feels like you are still tomorrow, because it’s dark outside and I have yet to go to sleep. What day is it? And why am I still here…
Tomorrow, I used to worry about you and dread you. I regretted yesterdays and I held my breath until the todays were over. I wished my life away. Time stands still. And then it whips by like a deja vu. A memory I have had before. Who am I becoming? Now that I can’t hide anymore?
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