Archive for May2010

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-30

RT @gfriese: Even though #EMSWeek is over your agency should be planning a Facebook presence # RT @news4buffalo: Lancaster Ambulance Corps held open house to help prevent summertime injuries, also educated (cont) # I got an idea: invest those funds in a recruitment campaign! RT @FireDaily: City to stop collecting firefighter (cont) […]

Local Fire News Sites Get Press, Mixed Reviews

A recent article in the Buffalo News featured two online fire service sites ( and that provide live audio feeds and in-depth news coverage of the fire service here in Erie County. Although the article focuses on the potential training value, some fire chiefs had mixed feelings about what could be considered a form […]

@FireRECRUITER: Make the Right Investments

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The following article tells of a small city that is threatening to stop collecting a voluntary public donation that has brought thousands and thousands of dollars in mission-critical equipment to their combination (paid/volunteer) fire department.  Apparently, the threat is in response to a dwindling number of volunteer firefighters in their department, between 5 and 10, […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-23 Proud members of Arcadia Hose Co. celebrated 150 years of service tonight. I (cont) # RT @FireDaily: Martinez, 87, loved being a firefighter: By Jonathan Munson – Express-News Preceded by: Parents (cont) # RT @FireDaily: Among reader favorites: 23-year Clarksville firefighter: BY STACY LEISER • THE LEAF-CHRONICLE (cont) # RT @FFNetcast: […]

@FireRECRUITER: It’s EMS Week – Roll With It!

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From In honor of EMS Week-2010, I thought I’d promote the (dare I say) sexiest video I’ve ever seen come to volunteer recruitment and retention. “Roll With It!” is a part music video, part movie trailer — full-on high energy – high impact web site for the recruitment of fire and EMS personnel. Celebrate EMS Week […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-16

@FireCritic That place makes me sneeze. I surrender the credit card and wait outside. Happy Mother's Day to your bride! in reply to FireCritic # I took EVOC yesterday: RT @Firegeezer: Ambulance Crash in Kentucky Intersection That Claimed Another Ambulance in March # RT @ChiefReason: Checking out "Tell Her Before It's Too Late!" on […]

Tis’ the Season

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One student was D.O.A. and the other seriously injured, requiring extrication and transport to the trauma center by helicopter; while the teenage driver was put through a full set of field sobriety tests, arrested and hand-cuffed in front of his peers.

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-09

RT @blackhelmet: Firefighter dies during training # RT @FiremanRich: Firehouses looking for volunteers #Firefighter #Firefighting #fire # RT @FiremanRich: Volunteer services host open houses #Firefighter #Firefighting #fire # RT @FireDaily: Ballston Spa approves junior firefighter apprentice program: By MARIA McBRIDE BUCCIFERRO, For The (cont) # RT @FireCritic: Future Firefighters Muster Skills […]

@Run-to-the-Curb: Planting a Seed.

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It should be no secret by now that I have a passion for story telling, and especially telling of the importance of sharing stories in the fire service as a means of passing down our history, traditions and values. It’s almost an obsession. It’s gotten so bad that I’ve started drawing my Blackberry from its […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-02

Run to the Curb!: # I am listening to the Live from FDIC- The Necessity of St show by FirefighterNetCast on #BlogTalkRadio – # RT @FireCritic Heading Home From FDIC… The Fire Critic Had a Blast # @TinaFightsFire Thanks. Hope to get invited back next year. Who knows? Reviews were good. Presenting […]