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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Podcast about Dispatching

A former dispatcher has reached a milestone with his podcast devoted to public safety dispatching, and he is now looking to expand the discussion using Google Hangouts, which brings together participants via radio.  Ricardo Martinez says he's taped 44 episodes of "Within the Trenches," talking with dispatchers from the United States, Ireland, Australia and Canada about all aspects -- good and bad -- of the dispatching profession.  Besides sparking discussion within the dispatching community, Martinez hopes the podcast also helps to inform ordinary citizens about the tasks dispatchers perform and what motivates them.

"My co-host Whitney Wisner and I want to tell the stories of the unsung heroes of emergency services," Martinez says, "With the show, we are able to do that as well as educate the public by showing them our side of the call."  Now, to help support his latest effort to expand the podcast to video, Martinez is looking for participants to share their experiences and perspectives on dispatching.  Anyone interested in being a guest on the show can email Martinez or Winer at wttpodcast@gmail.com.

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