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What I Expect From a Frontline Leader

What I Expect From a Frontline Leader

Retired 32-Year LAPD Veteran, Law Enforcement Trainer, and Author​ In 1996, I was supervising an LAPD citywide gang unit and we were doing some work in Rampart Division. I was in Rampart Station using the restroom when I was approached by a sergeant. It was a guy I...

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The Importance of Mental Health Literacy in Firefighting

The Importance of Mental Health Literacy in Firefighting

Registered Psychotherapist and Previously Served as a Firefighter/Fire Instructor   The Fire service prides itself on its ingrained knowledge around many different aspects of the job. And, while there are certainly some coveted “specialist” roles, firefighters...

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Living with Compassion as an Emergency Dispatcher

Living with Compassion as an Emergency Dispatcher

Communications Specialist and Co-Host of the 'How to: 911' Podcast​ I get to handle a lot of different calls being a dispatcher. Some of them affect me more than others. Often, it’s based on how the individual is acting during the call. After 13 years of dispatching,...

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Top 10 Best Apps for Law Enforcement

Top 10 Best Apps for Law Enforcement

  We rarely go anywhere without our phones. We use it to communicate, connect with others, and entertain ourselves. But how about using it as a tool to help us in our jobs? From using our cell phones as a Miranda warning reference to a first aid guide, apps are...

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5 Technologies Transforming Fire and Rescue

5 Technologies Transforming Fire and Rescue

  While significant advancements have been made to construct fire-resistant buildings and improve fire prevention techniques, the incidence of fires is still a common problem that we face today. In 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, a...

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Top 4 Emergency Dispatcher Movies of All Time

Top 4 Emergency Dispatcher Movies of All Time

  After a long eight hour day, many people just want to get away from anything that reminds them of their job. But, sometimes it can be enjoyable watching your job be played out on the big screen. You can spot what Hollywood got right … and what they got very,...

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A New Perspective of Stress in Dispatching

A New Perspective of Stress in Dispatching

Written by Ryan Dedmon, MA   When you see the picture of the glass in its captured state, the age-old question first comes to mind… “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” Your answer supposedly reflects your perception and outlook on life. If the glass is...

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