PROFESSIONAL PRIDE, INC
PO Box 1090 Sumner WA 98390
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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF SERVICE TO 9-1-1 and career education. Our parent website for the 9-1-1 industry is www.911Trainer.com.
OUR HISTORY – 35+ YEARS OF PASSION FOR 9-1-1
Over twenty years ago, Sue Pivetta had a problem. Her 9-1-1 Multi-Jurisdictional Comm Center faced a hiring crisis; “We were hiring five and losing seven.” Once, at dinner with friends, someone asked why she didn’t just ask around at the local career colleges or career high schools for 911-trained and qualified people she could hire.
Good question?! Bad answer! There were NO vocational or high school CTE training programs in the U.S. or Canada for her chosen life work. What skills are really needed for people to be qualified and stay successfully employed in this industry? Sue reached out to all local vo-techs to start a 9-1-1 career course. Renton Tech College was excited to start the course. Sue, along with the college dean and an advisory board of 9-1-1 professionals in the area, prepared the first vocational course curriculum in the nation. A DACUM process was used over the course of six months to write the 10-unit curriculum. Although she loved being a Supervisor at Valley Comm, she felt teaching 9-1-1 was desperately needed so she left The college dean asked Sue to set up a LAB of equipment she could use for HANDS ON LEARNING. For example, the Culinary program had a kitchen, and the automotive had a shop.
The lab needed phones, radios, and a recording device. We pulled old Motorola CenterCom consoles from the basement of WA State Patrol. The heavy old consoles had nicotine stains running down the side, but hey, they worked, kinda. The students had to wear two headsets, one for phone and one for radio. We had an old reel-to-reel recording device for documentation and evaluation, CAD from a startup CAD (the first attempts at CAD back then). So yay. But there had to be something better.
At a small APCO conference in Ohio, Sue found two retired radio techs who were interested in creating something like the drawing she had made. I had to have at least 4 phone lines, 2 radio channels, headsets, a foot pedal, and some sort of caller ID. 911 STARZ (Simulation And Radio Training Zone) was born. We painted the student console RED and she was AWESOME. After ten years of happy Starz owners, it was about when computers were happening for CAD, etc. Chris, our Manager and all-around research agent, found Adacel in Florida. Adacel created flight simulators and had a small training project for interns – creating a phone simulator for 9-1-1. We looked at their product; it had 100 phone lines, no radio, and so forth. Wouldn’t work. Sue proposed a partnership to create something that would work. Sue assembled a task force of 9-1-1 professional trainers to determine what was needed for a perfect simulator. Together 9-1-1 Reality Simulator was created!
Over the years, through experience and feedback, 9-1-1 Reality became what was needed for academies, colleges, high schools, and Comm Centers for experiential teaching the amazing work of 9-1-1 call taking and radio dispatch. During Covid, our colleges and high school programs asked for an online 9-1-1 curriculum, textbook, and course certification, so another 9-1-1 Coalition was formed, and another website was created for education.
Next step, expand our company to serve 9-1-1 education. 911CareerTraining.com became the foundation of 9-1-1 career education. The online course www.9-1-1Academy.com and our NECC Certification (National Emergency Communications Certification) with our 9-1-1 Coalition and Professional Testing Corp of NY NY (NENA uses them). And now an online 9-1-1 course for citizens or Comm Center new hires can be found at 9-1-1-Career-Training.com
So, we have all come a long way. We continually work to serve the needs of 9-1-1 training and education. Our passion is the amazing work, the wonderful people, and our commitment to the best products and customer service – 100%. Thank you all for your support of our small, women-owned company. Respectfully, Professional Pride, Inc. TEAM.
eMail Sue@911trainer.com to talk about setting up a new CTE or college course. Sue is our founder and led a team of 9-1-1 professionals to create the 9-1-1 Reality Simulator, 9-1-1Academy and NECC Certification. Sue has over 40 years serving 9-1-1, supervisor at a multi-jurisdictional Comm Center, college instructor, author, speaker and consultant – passionate about creating a paradigm shift for 9-1-1.
Product Manager- Support
eMail Monica@911trainer.com to schedule a JOIN.ME meeting, assistance with the academy, ask about website orders, get shipping/tracking information, update contact information, and for general inquiries on Simulators, Online Academy, NECC Certification, Textbooks, or other Training Materials/Resources. Monica is our customer service representative and will always go the extra step to help.
Vice President / Manager
eMail email@example.com for a QUOTE. Christine handles all financial and business information, quotes, bids, and registrations. Started with Professional Pride, Inc. in 1994. Christine can answer any question about our business, procedures and practices. Christine has served Professional Pride, Inc. as our financial manager, business manager, handles ordering equipment, our sole source, WMBE certifications, W9 – anything business related.