Michael Rigert


The Journal aims to bring an international flair to its content in the November/December 2016 issue along with a feature promoting emergency dispatch as a career.

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By Michael Rigert Got social media? Perhaps like many of you, I began dabbling in social media a few years ago, mostly with Facebook, but also daring to explore the puzzling waters of Twitter, LinkedIn, and similar platforms. More recently, I discovered that Pinterest isn’t just for women and that “pinning” can be quite addictive.

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By Michael Rigert I’m in awe of you. In fact I’m downright flabbergasted at the amazing job that you as emergency dispatchers perform, often with fewer resources, compensation, and public acclaim than your counterpart first responders. Though I’ve never been in your shoes, I’ve talked with you numerous times in my former life as a

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