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Ricardo Martinez II


Ricardo Martinez II is the host and creator of Within the Trenches, a podcast based on the experience of being a 9-1-1 dispatcher. He is a former 9-1-1 dispatcher and supervisor of 13 years and is the head of Within the Trenches Media. In August of 2016, Ricardo started the #IAM911 movement that spread from the United States to Canada, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia. It’s popularity and success has brought the Thin Gold Line into the spotlight and has opened the eyes of millions to what 9-1-1 dispatchers deal with on a daily basis.

Peer Support, Dispatcher, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, PTSD

Your Worst Day! Is Our Everyday! Ricardo Martinez CEO & Founder Within the Trenches Media

Feb. 9, 2022

In this episode, we have Ricardo Martinez II, the founder, and CEO of Within the Trenches Media. He is also the person behind the #IAM911. And that hashtag trended worldwide after he made this statement, "I heard your last b…