ok i guess its my time to share. i actually work 2 jobs, 5 days a week (sometimes more) i do 911 dispatch for an EMS
company. we are spread out through the state with stations in Ohio in Salem, Alliance, Massillon, Canton, Carrollton, Cadiz, Bethesda, and Bellaire. in West Virginia in Wheeling and Moundsville.
NOTE most of these pics were taken with the blackberry so please excuse the clarity and quality of pics. thanks
dispatch 1 and wide view of room. can have up to 4 dispatchers on at a time.
dispatch 2 (over looks disp 1)
One Touch. click the button that matches the unit you want and tones drop. kinda cool.
the CAD. Computer Aided Dispatch
the radio console in the background. the goose neck mic is tied into that. the other phone looking thing and desk mic
are a Zetron Nextel base unit. we use Nextel A LOT for dispatch and sensitive info. we also have a hand held Nextel that is a back
up to this base unit, and we have 2 Alltel two way radio phones that we use in some areas that a Nextel wont work.
our office also does a non emergency answering service for about 50 clients. we do things like towing companies,
heating and cooling companies, plumbing companies, even a couple dr offices. this screen is a caller ID screen for this service.
it will show what line, what account number, and how the customer wants their phone answered.
Dispatch 1 and dispatch 2 do all of the 911 dispatching. there is always somebody at these 2 seats. the other 2 seats (1 directly behind dispatch one facing each other, and the other in the corner beside dispatch 2) do most of the answering service duties. the one across from dispatch 1 is manned 12 hrs a day m-f and the corner seat is only used when training or have a 4th dispatcher on.
WHEW, hope this post isnt too long, if it is i'm sorry.
like I said, that is the full time job. on my off time i put in time with the 2nd job.
first 2 pics are of the belt with goodies both in and out.
left to right : Mag pouch with 2 9mm mags and under Armour gloves -- HT1250 UHF
radio with shoulder mic and ear bud -- flash light (used to carry stinger, found this LED light at a hardware store and traded up. want an LED stinger eventually) -- Smith & Wesson Chained handcuffs x2 -- OC Spray -- 26" ASP -- Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9VE 9mm -- key holder.
these 2 pics are the same as the first 2 but with the flash on so the reflective tape shows up.
ok now that i have taken up 10 min of your life (lol) what do u think?