TC911 Behind the Call

 

Launched in 2023, TC911 Behind the Call brings you into 9-1-1.  Host Abbey Dudek speaks with the TC911 staff, Managers, supervisors, and Telecommunicators in our 9-1-1 district area and provides the listener with fun & educational episodes.

Catch new weekly episodes on YouTube, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Audible, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Podcasts, and right here on the tc911.org website. 


Season Three: Episode 7

Happy Monday everyone! It’s that time of the week again – a new episode of TC911 Beyond The Call is out now! Host Abbey Dudek dives into an exciting conversation with Tiffany from the DFW Airport 911 Center. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this episode. It’s packed with great insights and engaging discussions about all things airport-related. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth ride as they tackle all things airport with no turbulence in this podcast. Tune in and elevate your Monday with TC911 Beyond The Call!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 6

Host Abbey Dudek sits down with Tarrant County Regional Communications Center Telecommunicator William. In this consolidated 9-1-1 center located in Everman, William dispatches for Tarrant County Fire Alarm. William traded his Police badge for a headset, and he loves it!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 5

Host Abbey Dudek and MedStar dispatcher Elaine have a super chat about all things medical with Medstar! Elaine shares some of the calls she has taken and being on the other end of the phone in a medical situation! Abbey and Elaine discuss some 911 history discovered by one of their favorite podcasters/YouTuber Bailey Sarian. 

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 4

Host Abbey Dudek has a great chat, with a lot of laughs, with Arlington 911 headset hero Valerie. Valerie shares her love for energy drinks, getting information to the officers working the information police channel and her future goal of dispatching the officers! You will enjoy the fun commentary from Abbey and Valerie!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 3

Host Abbey Dudek has a great chat with Heather, a 911 headset hero from Fort Worth 911. Heather shares how she started as an explorer with the City of Fort Worth and was drawn to being a 911 headset hero. Abbey and Heather discuss calls they have taken that have stuck with them after so many years.

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 2

Host Abbey Dudek chats with Mansfield 911’s first responder, Kate! Kate shares her journey with her 911 career, from working as a dispatcher in California to taking the big move to the Lone Star State! 

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Three: Episode 1

Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2024 with a new season of TC911 Beyond The Call Podcast! This season, you will hear from 911 headset heroes from the 911 district area! In episode one, host Abbey Dudek chats with 911 first responder Erica from Everman, TX, aka Tarrant Regional Communications. Erica chats about how she got into 911 and is here to stay!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Two: Episode 12

Host Abbey Dudek wraps up season two and shares what’s in store for season three! But that’s not all! Abbey also spills the tea on the redesigned district logo & vehicle wrap. Get ready for a fresh new look that’s bound to impress! As we bid goodbye to October, Abbey spills the beans on the upcoming events to end the month with a bang! Mark your calendars for a regional 9-1-1 career fair in Arlington on November 7th! If you’re passionate about helping others and interested in a career in emergency services, this is the perfect opportunity! Don’t miss out!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Two: Episode 11

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Arlington 9-1-1 Communication Supervisor Tameika. She shares her time before 9-1-1 and how she decided to enter the industry. Tameika and Abbey have great conversations about the 9-1-1 industry, nails, parents in 9-1-1, and Arlington 9-1-1’s fancy new massage chair!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

 

Season Two: Episode 10

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Grand Prairie 9-1-1 Communication Supervisor, Corina. She shares that she has always wanted to work at Grand Prairie 9-1-1 and talks about the journey she took to final land in GP911. Corinia brings a lot of passion and energy to the 9-1-1 industry!

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Two: Episode 9

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Irving’s 9-1-1 Communication Supervisor, Michele. Abbey and Michele share their experiences of working in the food industry and how that has helped both of them in building their skill set. Michele shares her excitement about becoming a yoga instructor for their city yoga class offered to city employees. As a new supervisor, Michele talks about her journey and how she is developing into a great leader in 9-1-1. 

If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Two: Episode 8

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Irving 9-1-1 Manager Kendall. #irvingtx 9-1-1 is hiring! Go to www.tc911.org to access Irving’s hiring link. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org.

Season Two: Episode 7

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Arlington 9-1-1 Supervisor Michaela. Michaela shares her journey at Arlington 9-1-1, including her promotion to supervisor. This episode is full of great chuckle moments, and Michaela shares how she keeps her energy level up with her love of caffeine, her trusty Starbucks, and her new energy drink Celcius. Arlington 9-1-1 is hiring! Go to www.tc911.org to access Arlington’s hiring link. If you have any questions about this episode or any other episode, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season Two: Episode 6

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Irving Communications Supervisor Stacy. Stacy shares her journey with Medstar, working in dispatch and the ambulance. Learn how you can be a part of the MedStar team, and of course, side conversations cover how big Tarrant County is and those awesome round-a-bouts!

Season Two: Episode 5

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Irving 911 Supervisor Anissa. Anissa shares her journey as a 911 headset hero and learn that it all started with her father, a retired Irving Police Officer, giving her a suggestion that dispatch was hiring. A lot of good information and chuckles in this episode!

 

Season Two: Episode 4

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with Crowley Police 911 Communications Manager Nikki. Nikki shares her journey in public safety, her passion for the industry, and what to expect when you apply and work at the city of Crowley.

 

Season Two: Episode 3

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with NETCOM 911 Supervisor Brittany. Brittany shares about NETCOM and its functioning as a consolidated 911 communications center. She will share their hiring process and her journey of growing her career at NETCOM as a 911 headset hero!

Season Two: Episode 2

Host Abbey Dudek chats with Beverly, the Communications Manager at Tarrant Regional Communications Center in Everman. Beverly discusses all the changes the City of Everman has had in the last few years, including her 9-1-1 center consolidating with two other agencies. 

Season Two: Episode 1

In season two of TC911 Beyond The Call, you will hear from 9-1-1 leaders in the emergency communication centers in our Tarrant County 9-1-1 District area. Episode one starts off with Tracy Pulley, Training Coordinator and one of the 9-1-1 supervisors at Iriving Police 9-1-1.

Season One: Episode 20

In this week’s episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with our CFO, Aniel. If you have any questions or comments about this podcast or others, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

Season One: Episode 19

In this week’s episode, host Abbey Dudek chats with our two newest team members, Paul & Chris. If you have any questions or comments about this podcast or others, please reach out to Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org

This week host Abbey Dudek talks about the American Heart Association CycleNation event on May 18th at 4:30 pm at Texas Live in Arlington. This is the second year that Abbey will ride at this event, and Tarrant County 911 District has been a sponsor. Abbey also shares her journey of having Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and why this event is so near and dear to her heart. If you want to donate to team Tarrant County 9-1-1 to benefit American Heart Association, you can donate here https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/CycleN… If you have questions or comments about this episode or others, contact Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org.

Season One: Episode 18

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911’s Telephony Analyst, Gail Wicks, in this episode. Ever wonder how your cell phone knows which 911 center to go to when you call 911 in an emergency? You will learn a lot of in-depth 911 technology in this episode. If you have questions or comments about this episode or others, contact Abbey at PublicEd@tc911.org.

Season One: Episode 17

This week host Abbey Dudek chats with three fabulous folks from the GIS department Lauren, the GIS Data Analyst; Chase, the GIS Specialist III; and Gary, the GIS Liaison. The trio chats about their time before TC911, their current role at TC911, and what the future will bring!

Season One: Episode 16

This week host Abbey Dudek chats with our Systems Administrator, Kishu, and I.T. Support Technician, Korey. These two new Texans talk about their Tarrant County 9-1-1 District role, past careers, and love for Texas!

Season One: Episode 15

This week host Abbey Dudek chats with our Network Support Specialist, Teo. Teo talks about the days before working at TC911 and his joys of working at TC911. No surprise we go off-topic and discuss macaroni art, mums, and the TC911 stinky fish challenge. You can find that video on our YouTube channel.

 

Season One: Episode 14

In episode 14, host Abbey Dudek has a great chat with Tarrant County 911 Districts Security Analyst Danny Willars. Learn ways to be more secure with sensitive information at work and home.

Season One: Episode 13

In this week’s podcast, host Abbey Dudek chats about how April is 911 education month, and the second full week in April is 911 appreciation week!

Season One: Episode 12

In this week’s podcast, host Abbey Dudek and her communications intern Jake discuss his internship and share some of their creative brainstorming ideas!

 

Season One: Episode 11

Host Abbey Dudek chats with Phillip, TC911’s GIS Director. This Texas A&M Alum shares his career days before TC911 and his growth at TC911.

 

Season One: Episode 10

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Technology & Network Support Manager Thomas Coomer.

 

 

Season One: Episode 9

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Director of Network & Technology Monte Cockrum.

 

 

Season One: Episode 8

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 PSAP Support Analyst Yvonne Krumm. Yvonne shares her 911 career and her role at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District.

 

Season One: Episode 7

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Director of Technical Operations Sarah Sellers. Sarah shares her 911 career and her role as a leader.

 

Season One: Episode 6

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Support Services Manager Levi Larkin. Levi shares his 911 career, his role as a leader, and his giving back to the community in his spare time!

 

Season One: Episode 5

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Executive Director Sherry Decker. Sherry discusses her 911 career path and journey at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District. 

Season One: Episode 4

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Deputy Director Kevin Kleck in this episode. Kevin talks about his career path and journey at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District.

Season One: Episode 3

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911 Training Coordinators Sofia Brabham & Alena Brown in this episode. These fabulous ladies discuss some of the classes they offer to public safety personnel, their 9-1-1 career journey, and their overall excitement for their role here at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District.

Season One: Episode 2

Host Abbey Dudek chats with TC911’s Director of Support Services, Shantelle Oliver, in this episode. Shantelle shares her journey before working at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District and her enjoyment of her current position at TC911. Remember to click that follow button as you listen to a fun conversation with some laughs between host Abbey and Shantelle.

 

Season One: Episode 1

In this episode, host Abbey Dudek shares her role at Tarrant County 9-1-1 District and what you can look forward to in upcoming episodes.