Thousands of firefighters tweet, some focus on their job, some rarely mention work on their Twitter page. I have a policy of following every firefighter or first responder that I can find on Twitter on my account no matter what they post in their updates.
There are many ways to find firefighters on Twitter. Here are some techniques I employ.
1. Mine the followers list of a firefighter you follow looking for firefighters.
2. Under search users in Settings type in the search term Firefighter.
3. Follow a user generated list like this one. Mine the list and add users you want to follow.
4. Place a query for “firefighter” in Twitter Search.
5. Attract fellow fire/ems brothers and sisters to your account by using keywords associated with the job. You will be found.
Another list I am trying to develop is for fire departments. The list is sparse so far but in spare time I intend to expand it using the same mining techniques outlined above.
I want to add as many Fire, EMS and Fire Departments as possible to my following list. Follow me here and I will follow you back!