March 8, 2013
9-1-1, ambulance, dispatch centers, dispatcher stories, fire, Halle Berry, police, sheriff, The Call
So I’ve seen the promos at the theater. A lot of the background looks realistic, the situation has happened before. What I’m not to sure about is the idea that she gets involved in a call. “This one made it personal”. I’m hoping for the best. It is Hollywood, so there’s no telling what will happen. Just remember, it’s only a movie! (unless it’s really, really good. Then it’s exactly like our center, and we’re all heroes like Halle Berry.)
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January 27, 2010
9-1-1, chairs, dispatch, ergonomics, sheriff, Tulare County
After much too long, we now have some new chairs in dispatch! Designed for a dispatch center, where furniture must be able to stand up to heavy use 24/7/365, these new chairs are a welcome addition. Our old chairs, although promoted as heavy duty, just were not up to the task. We had bought them locally, from a business supply company, but only companies that understand dispatch centers are really able to design equipment that can handle the demands we place on things. These chairs look like they’ll stand up well, and are very comfortable. The old chairs were literally a pain in my… hips. Thank you Tulare County!
November 21, 2009
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I’m streaming our radio traffic onto the internet. You can hear the audio by pointing your browser, or Media Player, to mms://kc6yru.net:1199. It’s a stereo feed, with Channel One, the south end of the county, being on the left track. Channel Two, the north end, is on the right track. I was having some difficulty with the computer I was originally using, so I’ve moved it to one that should be more stable, and online 24/7. If you listen closely, and at the right times, you may even hear me!
This feed is not provided by Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, or Tulare County, and they are not responsible for it being online. The equipment is simply two scanners of mine, feeding into a sound card on a computer running Windows Media Encoder.
UPDATE: January 9, 2011 – I’m no longer streaming the scanner audio. The computer I was using decided to start acting up, and I don’t have a reliable replacement for it. I don’t know if I’ll be putting the feed back up in the future or not. In the meantime, if you have an iPhone or iPad, you can download 5-0 Radio, or Scanner911 and catch us there.