First, as a non-firefighter/emt, I hope you all don't mind me "intruding" into your website!
Secondly, as a member of the media, I am so happy to see that you have added a section on media relations. It seems as if many firefighters are wary of the media, and quite a few of us don't fully understand what you folks do on a daily basis. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a reporter complaining that the chief can't come talk to us NOW, I'd be well on my way to retirement!
The television station I work for has a very good working relationship with most of the departments and agencies in our area, but there is always room for improvement.
I look forward to some good discussions on how we can interact better with you folks, and how you can use us more efficiently to communicate with the public and make our communities safer.
Happy holidays, and a big thank you to all you guys and gals for everything you do!
Photojournalist, WGHP-Fox 8
High Point, NC