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28 05, 2018

2018 Michigan APCO-NENA Joint Conference

By |May 28th, 2018|Law Enforcement Training, Opinion|0 Comments

Last week nearly 300 9-1-1 professionals in the great State of Michigan took over the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island for the Inaugural Joint Conference between the state’s chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). I was honored to spend the week with them. […]

7 02, 2018

Army Vet, Former Firefighter Creates Podcast for First-Responders

By |February 7th, 2018|Opinion, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

John Stone has responded to two terrorist attacks both as an active-duty Army Soldier and EMT/firefighter. He speaks from those experiences in his new podcast, Yucked Up. […]

10 12, 2017

Book Review: Save My Life School, by Natalie Harris

By |December 10th, 2017|Book Reviews, Mental Health, Opinion|0 Comments

Natalie Harris, an advanced care paramedic in Ontario, Canada, shares her personal journey battling depression and addiction from a post-traumatic stress injury she suffered on the job. […]

13 11, 2017

For Those Who Work Fire Services: The Thin Red Line

By |November 13th, 2017|Opinion, Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|1 Comment

To the unsung heroes who work in fire services… we call you, “The Thin Red Line”. […]

8 10, 2017

2017 Public Safety Peer Support Conference

By |October 8th, 2017|Mental Health, Opinion|0 Comments

Over 500 public safety professionals attended the Peer Support Conference in San Diego last week. […]

21 09, 2017

Who Decides if You have a Bad Day at Work?

By |September 21st, 2017|Law Enforcement Training, Mental Health, Opinion|2 Comments

Phone lines do not stop ringing; radio transmissions feel never-ending. 9-1-1 callers do not have emergencies; police officers, firefighters, and EMTs respond to calls for service not even public-safety related. […]

27 08, 2017

Roles of Family and School in Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

By |August 27th, 2017|Opinion, Public Education|0 Comments

Juvenile delinquency is one of the most interesting, yet complex, phenomena in the United States criminal justice system. […]

8 02, 2017

Rainy Days

By |February 8th, 2017|Opinion, Wellness|0 Comments

It’s raining in Southern California.  Again.  […]

19 05, 2016

A Review of NBC’s Hit Drama “Shades of Blue”

By |May 19th, 2016|Opinion|0 Comments

A rhetoric of police brutality and corruption outweigh powerful performances by Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta in NBC’s Hit Drama “Shades of Blue”. […]

15 04, 2016

What I Loved Most About Being a 911 Dispatcher

By |April 15th, 2016|Opinion, Public Education|6 Comments

I was often asked what I loved most about working as a 911 dispatcher.  Well, the answer may surprise you… […]