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Jamie is a dispatcher from Pueblo, Colorado. She volunteered to assist in a planned TERT deployment for Aspen, Colorado and the X games.
Aspen X Games was my first TERT call out and I would say it was a success! I joined TERT summer of 2013 and this was my first opportunity to help out in anyway so I really was not exactly sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised at the outcome. The communication between all involved was great and made the trip a lot easier. The gals of Pitkin County were great they made me feel very welcome from the minute I got there. The lodging was great they set me up in the basement of the Aspen North Fourty Fire Station just down the road from the IC. I figured going in the days would be long and they were but went by really fast and were very fun! It was an awesome experience for me because I got see and learn CAD in whole new way. It was very interesting to learn that both agencies using the same system use it in very different ways for the same outcome. It was a great opportunity to network and learn not just about CAD but their training program and as a trainer I think it is always neat to see how other agencies train and learn from them. I was able to learn a lot and bring back with me many ideas to apply at my agency. It sounds like it was all work and for the most part it was but I did get a chance to have some fun too, I went to breakfast at the X Game sight which I thought was pretty cool, I also got a chance to go the event and be a spectator for a few hours and that was just awesome! It was a great pleasure to meet Cozett, Beth, and all of people that were working in the IC and a BIG THANK YOU to Ginny, Audra, Brittany, Dyani the gals of Pitkin County rocked! I look forward to my next TERT call out!