Author Archives: Josh

About Josh

I am the Recruitment & Retention Coordinator for the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Allowing Fans to Tag Photos on Facebook

Engagement is key in social media.  A great way to keep the public engaged in social media is for them to interact with your photographs.  This is one thing that Facebook does really well for personal pages and something your … Continue reading

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Fire Department Fundraising 2.0

  Wanted: new, innovative approach to fundraising for volunteer fire departments.  future of department dependent on succes.  Willing to pay $0.  Only serious inquiries please. I’ve written recently about issues surrounding the use of social media.  I’ve yet though to … Continue reading

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Takeaways from FDIC

My key takeaway from FDIC 2011, the fire service is headed towards being a true ‘profession’ Continue reading

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My FDIC Experience

I returned home late Friday night from FDIC.  I had hoped my first experience at the conference would have lasted through Saturday but we decided to make the trip home a night early to beat some incoming winter weather.  Even … Continue reading

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Social Media – Live Exercise

We can talk about the importance and usefulness of Social Media in emergency management until we’re blue in the face.  The reality however is that we can’t truly grasp the usefulness of SM until we see it in action. I … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Social Media in the Fire Service

What are the obstacles to use of social media by fire departments? Weigh in! Continue reading

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Should you use social media to hire your next firefighter?

Should you use social media when hiring your next firefighter? Maybe, but be careful! Continue reading

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