I am so far behind! I took some time off work and have had a sporatic schedule for awhile now. Not much is new at work. Naked people, angry people in jail, people beating each other up etc etc. It's the same stuff just different day. And it doesn't matter what day, what time, or what agency, people are always doing something that they shouldn't!
I did help with a swat training last week that was kind of cool. They did an active gunman training at UVU with several agencies and they asked that 2 Orem dispatchers come to handle the communications side. Myself and another dispatcher took the over time and it was a good experience. It was definitely hectic with just 2 of us handling police and fire radio, but it was a good experience for me. We had a really good time and it was interesting to hear what was going on. The scenario was that several gunmen were in the school. They had hostages and explosives and the whole enchilada. They even used blanks so that it sounded like gunshots and smelled like gun poweder. They tried to make it as real as possible. They had a few different swat teams, and officers from pretty much every agency in Utah County as well as from Juab county and Nephi. It was very fun and I'm glad I was able to participate.
I'll try to post more often on this blog. I appreciate all of you who read this! And I'm still looking for anyone who wants to contribute. Just let me know and I'll add you. We'd love to hear your stories and thoughts!