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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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Landmark Case in Social Media Settled

While the case has been settled, it was unfortunately settled between the parties rather than in the court system. Had this case gone to court today as originally scheduled, the legal system would hav had the opportunity to set a … Continue reading

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FEMA joins the blogosphere

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has just launched their new blog (blog.fema.gov). What can you expect from the new FEMA blog? From their first post: Plain and simple, this will be another tool we’ll use to communicate and let you … Continue reading

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Well, did you tell them?

“‘The biggest misconception is that they think we have the same service level, of full career systems, as [the] Houston Fire Department. And it’s simply not true,’ said Ponderosa Fire Department Chief Fred Windisch.” -After “The property tax on this … Continue reading

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Wills for Heroes

One area we as a fire service devote too little attention is life after death. I think it’s a topic we would prefer not to think about, lest it cloud our judgement and reduce our risk tolerance. While not a … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway

In my last post I alluded to my current need to recharge my instructional batteries. I’ll have that opportunity this upcoing weekend. The third weekend in October is something I look forward to every year. It is this weekend that … Continue reading

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Fire Service Law (updated)

No matter which side of the fence your on (line vs management), it’s important to stay current on legal issues that effect the fire service.  For administrators, staying current is a no brainer.  With the increasing statutory requirements and hiring … Continue reading

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