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Thanksgiving as a 911 Dispatcher: Ways You Can Celebrate Too

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Nov 20, 2017 9:55:17 AM

Celebrate Thanksgiving 911 DispatchSome of the best people I’ve ever worked with are those in the 911/Public Safety Industry. And while most of us are at home in our stretchy Thanksgiving pants enjoying the company of family and loved ones, someone needs to be someone on the other line of a 911 call in case of emergency. So, here is a shout out to all of you 911 Dispatchers &  Turkey foregoer’s. I've put together a list of how you might be able to have a bit of a good ol’ Thanksgiving celebration even while you are at work.

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Topics: Human Interest, Morale

3 Quick Cable Management Hacks You Can Implement Now

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Sep 27, 2017 11:45:56 AM


Cable management (or the lack thereof) is a HOT topic for public safety professionals, especially 911 dispatchers.

“Ugh, our cables just hang down.”

“ We end up unplugging things, and we can’t use our height-adjustable tables.”

These are sentiments I’ve heard time and time again. Poorly managed cables can be a recipe for disaster, even for the cleanest of Comm Centers. This can lead to stress in an already stressful environment. In recent years, several dispatch console manufacturers have made improvements to their cable management. While this is a step in the right direction, you’re probably wondering what you can do NOW instead of having to resort to purchasing new furniture.

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Topics: Cabling, Cleaning

Thankfulness at work? What Are You Grateful For?

Posted by Kathleen Utley on Nov 24, 2015 2:20:06 PM

Thanksgiving_Turkey_PNG_Clipart.pngWith Thanksgiving all around us, we are called to be thankful and grateful. We all have things we are grateful for in our personal lives, but what about work? So I started thinking what here at Xybix am I thankful for? Some are the traditional things to be thankful for and others are a bit of a stretch. But either way, I figured I’d share my list with you, in hopes that you too can find something to be grateful for in your lives either at work or at home. As hard as I tried, I can’t rank these in any particular order, here are the things I am thankful for:

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Topics: Human Interest

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