Firefighters On Twitter; How To Find Them

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!

4 Comments

  • FirefighterBlog says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Rick.

  • Rick D. says:

    I would like to offer an additional suggestion for connecting with other firefighters. If you want to make it easier for others to find and follow you #hashtag your industries keywords in your posts. That will make it very easy for others searching for similiar subjects, most of which would be other firefighters, to to find your tweets and follow you. Just a suggestion from a web guy and fan of first responders!

  • FirefighterBlog says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Rick.

  • Rick D. says:

    I would like to offer an additional suggestion for connecting with other firefighters. If you want to make it easier for others to find and follow you #hashtag your industries keywords in your posts. That will make it very easy for others searching for similiar subjects, most of which would be other firefighters, to to find your tweets and follow you. Just a suggestion from a web guy and fan of first responders!