24 episodes

On Scene First with Tracy Eldridge is designed to bridge the gap between public safety professionals and needed industry resources. It is centralized on the goal of bringing entertaining, educational, and empowering interviews with public safety difference-makers to discuss new technology, out-of-the-box thinking, and mental health resources to save lives on both sides of the call.
Tracy began her career in 1997 as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and then became the Chief Dispatcher in Rochester, MA in 2003. Although she has left the 9-1-1 center, she still serves her community as a call firefighter/EMT. Since 2006, Tracy has been educating telecommunicators, EMTs, and Firefighters nationwide. She has also been recognized nationally for her efforts to bring PTSD awareness to public safety first responders through conference training sessions, webinars, and keynote presentations.

On Scene First with Tracy Eldridge Tracy Eldridge

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On Scene First with Tracy Eldridge is designed to bridge the gap between public safety professionals and needed industry resources. It is centralized on the goal of bringing entertaining, educational, and empowering interviews with public safety difference-makers to discuss new technology, out-of-the-box thinking, and mental health resources to save lives on both sides of the call.
Tracy began her career in 1997 as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and then became the Chief Dispatcher in Rochester, MA in 2003. Although she has left the 9-1-1 center, she still serves her community as a call firefighter/EMT. Since 2006, Tracy has been educating telecommunicators, EMTs, and Firefighters nationwide. She has also been recognized nationally for her efforts to bring PTSD awareness to public safety first responders through conference training sessions, webinars, and keynote presentations.

    On Scene First Ep. 22 Bobby Henline, Wounded Army War Hero, and Comedian

    On Scene First Ep. 22 Bobby Henline, Wounded Army War Hero, and Comedian

    Welcome to Episode 22: What an honor it was to speak to today's guest, Bobby Henline. Bobby is a wounded war veteran who was seriously injured in an IED attack in Iraq in 2007 that took the 4 lives in his unit, Bobby was the sole survivor. With burns covering approximately 40% of his body and the loss of one of his hands, Bobby has worked tirelessly to keep his PTSD in check and help others. At the advice of one of his occupational therapist, he became a public speaker/ comedian and is now not only changing lives with his events, but he is also saving them.
    Keltic Irons is hosting a show with Bobby in Orange, MA on October 1 & 2, email me at teldridge@onscenefirst.com information.

    You can find Bobby and his services here;
    www.bravo748.com
    www.forgingforward.org
    www.welldonecomedian.com

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you

    • 56 min
    On Scene First Ep.21 Jim Lake, Director Charleston County, SC Consolidated Dispatch Center

    On Scene First Ep.21 Jim Lake, Director Charleston County, SC Consolidated Dispatch Center

    Welcome to Episode 21: My guest today is Jim Lake, ENP. Jim is the Director of the Charleston County, SC Consolidated Dispatch Center. With over 40 years in the Public Safety field, Jim is a wealth of knowledge. From field responder as a FF/EMT to having over 175 people in his charge, Jim is the epitome of a public safety difference-maker. Join us as we talk about various leadership topics and how Jim played a significant role in my 9-1-1 path 16 years ago.

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you

    • 49 min
    On Scene First Ep. 20 Melissa Alterio, Director, Cobb County, GA Emergency Communications

    On Scene First Ep. 20 Melissa Alterio, Director, Cobb County, GA Emergency Communications

    Welcome to episode 20: I am wicked excited to speak to Melissa Alterio, Director of the Cobb County, GA Emergency Communications Department. With over 30 years of experience in the 911 industry, Melissa knows a thing or two about a thing or two especially when it comes to leadership and mentoring. Join us as we talk about the importance of helping others level up and find out what Melissa said: "I want your job." # feelthefeardoitanyway

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you

    • 46 min
    On Scene First Ep. 19: Laurie Anderson, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Charlotte County FL Sheriff's Office

    On Scene First Ep. 19: Laurie Anderson, 9-1-1 Coordinator, Charlotte County FL Sheriff's Office

    Welcome to episode 19: I am wicked excited to speak to Laurie Anderson, Laurie is the 9-1-1 Coordinator for Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Fla. Join us as we chat about the importance of embracing new technology in the 9-1-1 center, and furthermore why we need to train the field responders too. We also discuss the NENA Wellness Committee and the updated Acute Stress Standard that is now called the "Protecting the Well Being of the 9-1-1 professional" and how you can get involved and grow your passion

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you.

    • 56 min
    On Scene First Ep. 18: Melinda Crokom, with Commission on State Emergency Communications

    On Scene First Ep. 18: Melinda Crokom, with Commission on State Emergency Communications

    Welcome to episode 18, I am wicked excited to speak with Melinda Crokom, Melinda works for the Commission on State Emergency Communications; a small agency doing big things in the big state of TX. Join us as we discuss the importance of public education, the National Public Safety Educator Forum, their upcoming virtual training conference, and Kari’s law.

    For more information on the National Public Safety Educator Forum Visit www.911npef.org/

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you.

    • 46 min
    On Scene First Ep. 17: Anne Camaro Asst. Dir of Operations; Cambridge, MA 9-1-1

    On Scene First Ep. 17: Anne Camaro Asst. Dir of Operations; Cambridge, MA 9-1-1

    Welcome to episode 17, I am wicked excited to speak Anne Camaro, Asst. Director of Operation for the Cambridge, MA 9-1-1 Communications Center. Join us as we discuss how we met back in 2007, the power of peer support, and the effect of the 9-1-1 profession on family and how we both learned to say no, recently!

    Thank you to our premier sponsor RapidSOS, for more information on how you can become RapidSOS Ready and connect to the world's first Emergency Response Data Platform visit RapidSOS today and tell them Tracy sent you.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DispatchBomber ,

Outstanding! Cannot Go Wrong with Tracy!

Tracy is a leader with an epic story to tell! I am inspired by her commitment to not only herself and 911, but for her commitment for others in 911! Tracy does not mince words and she says it as it is. Cannot recommended her enough! Prepare to hear the truth like it or not, and prepare to think out of the box! You go my friend, cannot wait to hear more!

Matt

Favs from Maine ,

Great podcast give it a listen !

Tracy is very passionate about 9-1-1 and her podc will be another great place for dispatchers and professionals in the 9-1-1 industry. Great job Tracy!

Cheryl K 911 ,

Wicked Awesome!

If I wasn’t already a passionate fan of a Tracy, RapidSOS, Michael Martin and the rest of the RapidSOS family I am now! I have a whole new appreciation for everything that went into making this amazing product a reality. Tracy thank you for sharing the story of Michael’s journey into our crazy 911 world, and your huge role in shaping it! I had no idea just how far he immersed himself into finding a solution to our age-old problem of location accuracy. Watching the continued evolution of this technology is so exciting. You know if I ever quit my day job I’ll be knocking on your door!

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