2020

Freedom House Ambulance Service with Kari Dickerson

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_66_KariDickerson_07-01-20_mixdownFINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:13 — 24.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreKari Dickerson, firefighter, paramedic, and Director of Diversity and Membership for the National EMS Museum, discusses Freedom House Ambulance Service, one of the first ever EMS programs, and its influence on modern...

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911der Women with Sara Weston

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_65_SaraWeston_06-30-20_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:58 — 18.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreSara Weston, senior project consultant for 911 Authority, discusses 911der Women, a group she created for women in careers touching 911 to connect with and support one another.    For Your Information:  ...

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911 Citizens’ Academy with Sarah Smith

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_64_SarahSmith_6-4-20_mixdown1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:34 — 12.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreSarah Smith, Public Information Officer for Pennington County Emergency Services Communication Center, discusses her center’s 911 Citizens’ Academy—what it is, who it’s for, and how to institute one in your own center.  For...

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Implicit Bias with Liz Belmonte

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_63_LizBelmonte_6-4-20_mixdownFINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:07 — 19.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreLiz Belmonte, training supervisor at Cambridge Emergency Communications, discusses implicit bias, including how it can affect every step of an emergency police call, from the caller to the dispatcher to the...

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An Isolated Existence with Jennet Sullivan

https//media.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/p/content.blubrry.com/aedr_podcast/Episode_62_JennetSullivan_05-05-20_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:00 — 20.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreJennet Sullivan, Accreditation and Compliance Coordinator for Cedar Park Police Department, discusses domestic violence and abuse by sharing her mother’s experience and outlining things emergency dispatchers should...

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Welcome Message from the Editor-In-Chief

As I write this from my workplace office—realizing I’m one of only a few people in our organization who’s not working from home this week—I feel it’s important to recognize that most emergency dispatchers don’t get to choose the work-from-home option. If that’s you, then you know the drill; you must brave going out of the house, working side-by-side with your co-workers, practicing social distancing the best you can, wearing your mask whenever possible, disinfecting your workspace frequently,...

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Using a Mobile Application to Address Stress-Related Symptoms in Emergency Dispatchers

Emergency dispatchers report significant job stress, yet few controlled investigations examine their specific psychological complaints. Additionally, research examining the use of interventions directed at alleviating their work-related stress is limited. : This study aims to examine the efficacy and feasibility of a mobile application (PTSD Coach) on various indicators of psychosocial well-being among emergency telecommunicator dispatchers. Methods: A sample of 117...

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Response to First Reported U.S. COVID-19 Case Enhances Protocols and Alerts

On January 19, 2020, relaxing in his Snohomish County living room and watching the early news reports about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China—the city he’d just returned from—the patient became concerned. He had not been feeling well and decided to go to his primary care physician. Shortly after arriving at the physician’s office, his doctor contacted the Health District Officer. They drew a blood sample and overnighted it to the Centers for Disease...

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