Posts Categorized: Social Media
Read report that DC officials told one reporter did not exist. Consultant describes fleet in critical state.
DC's fleet described as in overall poor condition. Read More »
According to the New York Post, the woman the tabloid dubbed the "Teflon probie" failed on her sixth try to run 1.5 miles in less than 12 minutes and has resigned. Read More »
If your job is to relay information during a crisis, whether you're in public safety or journalism, the work of Bill Ryan from 50-year-ago today is something you should study. Read More »
DC Fire & EMS Department looking at encryption of radio channels. Navy Yard shooting cited as example.
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety cites Washington Navy Yard shooting as example of why they are considering keeping public from hearing radio traffic. Read More »
Firefighters to wait tables and run the pro shop. Read More »
Homeowner whose house burned down gets $20,000 bill from Rural Metro. A subscription controversy from Arizona.
Rural Metro charges $1500 per rig and $150 per firefighter. Read More »
Gun control comments are part of lawsuit. Read More »
Something scary for Halloween: Free webinar – Social Media in Large Scale Incidents with Varone & Statter. Sign up now.
A look at some well known and not so well known recent incidents and how social media was used or could have been used to connect with the public. Read More »
Video posted to Facebook prompted investigation and Mobile Medical Response EMT placed on administrative leave. Read More »
Millions have seen this picture and thousands are commenting. Read More »
Does this video represent the real world? Read More »
New information on an old video: A FL chief responds to some fireground issues noted by our readers & others.
Chief Ben Hall says his department has trained and grown since that video of four-years-ago. Read More »
State union president says smoking firefighters is not the image we want to portray. Read More »
Guns & hoses: PGFD says charity gun sale not a good fit for Accokeek VFD. Sale moves to nearby Charles county.
Bryans Road VFD in Charles County to host 210 Sportsmans Bonanza for Accokeek VFD. Read More »
Lots of cameras out as the firefighters from Engine 5 save a life. Read More »
The ACLU has a long history of winning freedom of speech cases for DC firefighters. Read More »
How do you fight the concept of ‘too many heroes’? The Boston Globe outlines one of the biggest issues facing firefighters across the country.
Some believe a 50 percent reduction in fires nationwide means we need half as many firefighters. Read More »
UPDATE: DE firefighters brawl at burn camp softball tournament. Captain’s wife accused of breaking nose of neighboring chief. Watch animation of the incident.
Not the headline you want to see from a charity event. Read More »
News report: Angry DC fire chief grabs smartphone out of hands of firefighter after ambulance burns.
News report indicates DC Fire & EMS Department Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, upset that photos of a burning ambulance were on web, grabs firefighter's smartphone. Read More »
UPDATED: DC Medic unit protecting President runs out of gas. Also, a scratch your head type PIO statement on staffing shortages.
Dave wonders if the PIO's statement on staffing shortages may also explain a paramedic ambulance that runs out of fuel while part of the Presidential motorcade. Read More »
Firefighter Mike didn't like what he saw in Walmart. Read More »
Your DC update: Chief Ellerbe won’t stop to talk about private ambulances taking over special events. Former Chief Rubin gets a brutal book review.
Reporter chases after the current chief. Columnist is not a fan of former chief's book. Read More »
Sacramento Metro Fire department defends legality of firefighter who did traffic stop on citizen. Sheriff disagrees.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s department says it doesn't seem like a lawful dentention. Sacramento Metro Fire says it isn't investigating the incident. Read More »
Problem reporters apparently stretch back over two administrations. Read More »
Raw video: Latest clip shows what lead up to Uniontown, PA Fire Chief Chuck Coldren’s confrontation with citizen.
Is there anything on this latest video that might be seen as provocation justifying Chief Coldren's actions? You be the judge. Read More »