People who know me, also know I’m a firefighter. I like to think of myself as a taller version of Guy Kawasaki, an Internet marketing guru. It sometimes is forgotten that the fire department is an important part of my life.
My wife is also a member of emergency services, she’s a pediatric nurse practitioner, and she works at Children’s. Between our circles of friends and colleagues, we are emergency responder heavy. So, we decided to launch a social network for emergency responders, FF911.ORG.
FF911 is in beta, and many more features will be added. In the meantime, this is a great time to grab a screen name, and set up your account. Please share your knowledge with our FF911 members.
The need for this network is to try and form a connection between emergency responders that work in the field together, but rarely communicate outside of the accident scene, or the emergency room. FF911 is for police, fire, military, nurses, doctors, dispatchers, and anyone involved in emergency services.
FF911 is a way for us to share information, as well as influence public opinion. Socially, we see a lot of people at their most vulnerable, on their worst day. This comes with a responsibility, which we can expand online. If we see a way to improve something, collectively, we can make it happen. I am certain as the community grows, and evolves, forums will help us discover what we can do to improve our professions, and our patients needs.
FF911 is also a social media hub which we can exchange video and pictures, as well as department specific news. Post events, like retirement parties and fundraisers. If you have a chance, click here, and create a profile on FF911. Our goal is to become a social network and community that emergency responders can be proud of, as well as a source of information for all of us working in emergency services.