Tag Archives: volunteer firefighter

VIDEO FILE: Erie County Boot Camp

I'll start at home with this link to our Boot Camp video developed by WKBW-TV (Channel 7 in Buffalo NY) which describes the 10-day intensive training that we offer every summer at the Erie County Fire Academy. This full length feature was first shown at the graduation ceremony for Boot Camp Class of 2006 during which it was filmed by WKBW Photographer Chris Couell and narrated by Pete Kenworthy, their news anchor who joined the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department and was embedded in the class as a student.

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE FIREBOX: Engaging Generation Y

MediaPost - a completely non-fire related web site - offers blogs and newsletters for marketing your ideas and opportunities to Hispanics, young kids, teens, Moms and even old kids - the Boomer generation. I bet if we really opened our minds and hearts, we could learn a lot from these outside resources and apply it to benefit virtually every part of our business. Imagine that!

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NEW TOOLKIT: Prospective Member Guide

The purpose of the Prospective Member Guide is to give the candidate a clear and fair understanding of what they're getting into. If it helps them realize it's not for them - it has done it's job and it only cost you a few pennies worth of paper.

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Run to the Curb!

"Run to the Curb!" is a work-in-progress blog I just created and a possible online book project too. There I'll share my experiences, my stories and my thoughts on our need to be better story tellers.

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