Within the Trenches
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In the moment of crisis I am the
voice within the trenches. 


Sharing true stories from the 9-1-1 dispatchers who live them


#IAM911 Stories

August 24, 2016, the birth of the #IAM911 Movement. A movement started to fight the reclassification of 9-1-1 dispatchers from clerical to protective. The movement has evolved into so much more, but it started with stories. WARNING - THE FOLLOWING STORIES MAY BE A TRIGGER.

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Project #IAM911

One month after the launch of the #IAM911 Movement, Project #IAM911 launched. The 9-1-1 professionals that make up the movement began to reveal who they are in order to humanize the voice within the trenches. 2018 saw a shift in this project with #ThisIsMe and #ThisIsUs.  

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Check out the podcast!

Within the Trenches is a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. The 200+ episodes total over half a million downloads and accompained by a global movement in #IAM911. If you ever wanted to know about dispatch, this is the podcast for you.

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National APCO Podcast Sponsor

"Our mission is to provide immersive, relevant training and consulting for the next generation of public safety 911 professionals and organizations." I am honored to once again have Kim Turner, LLC. as sponsors of the podcast. 

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Imagine Listening
Your worst day is our everyday

This session made its debut at the 2018 National APCO conference. With standing room only attendance it was labeled a hit. Dispatchers poured their hearts out, sharing calls they have taken. In the end, we healed.  



New home. Same great content.

This journey began eight years ago with thejabberlog.com. It was a blog I created to share some of my personal stories along current events and pop culture. Over time I wrote about my career in public safety as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. It is there where Within the Trenches was born and evolved from a written segment to the powerhouse podcast that it is today.

Because of the growth of the original blog and change in focus, thejabberlog.com will now be withinthetrenches.net. All of the content from the original site will be held here but anything new will be exclusive to this site. Here's to the new home and thank you for the support.

- Ricardo Martinez II, creator/host of Within the Trenches Podcast and Founder of the #IAM911 movement.