Quick Guide for Fire Fighters: How to Get Positive News Coverage
Journalists need you as much as you need them. They are looking for strong, positive stories that are relevant to their readers, listeners or viewers. If you can find easy ways to keep the media informed, they will reward you with positive news coverage about your fire department and your team.
Fire Fighter fundraisers are perfect for journalists or tv and news producers who are looking for a local good news story with impact. Here is a quick visual guide. Bookmark this page for reference.
“It does not help you or your department to hide your efforts. Your firefighters are the proverbial good guys. Show them off whenever you can,” writes Bruce Garner about his experience as a public information officer for the Chattanooga Fire Department. He suggests inviting local newspeople to your fire station for a quick tour to help establish a good relationship with them.
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