Social Media Tips

Monitor the Social Web with RSS Feeds

Your EMS organization or fire department can monitor the social web using searches and RSS feeds.

Step 1: Create at least one Google Alert for your department, organization or business. Consider other alerts for names of key personnel, community name with key words like fire and EMS, and other search terms relevant to your business and interests.

Deliver Google Alert to RSS Feed
Receive Google Alert as an RSS Feed

Step 2: Use Twitter search to monitor Twitter for mentions of your department, organization or business.

Step 3: Watch for videos on YouTube that feature your vehicles, personnel, and stations.

Create the feeds you need using this very helpful RSS Feeds Directory.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.