Wow! This Facebook Fan Page project really took off like I never would have imagined. Our first public announcement of it was HERE at yesterday’s Lineup, and now a mere 24 hours later we have 230 fans already signed up and joining in. That’s simply amazing to me. Before we started it, I didn’t fully understand what a “fan page’s” purpose was. But Fireball convinced me that it was a worthwhile venture, so with my blessings she set it up. Now I am seeing what makes the fan pages so popular.
It’s the dynamic group participation on the page that I really like the most. Yesterday one of our readers from Istanbul, Turkey, posted some photos of his fire station and apparatus with some of the firefighters included in them. I like that kind of stuff. I think everybody enjoys looking at pics of fire and EMS life in other countries. The differences are fascinating, but the end results….putting out the fire…..are the same. It’s also a place where we here at FG Central can post links to items that don’t quite fit the criteria of the website, but we think you would enjoy reading them anyway.
But the Fan Page is foremost the fans’ page and we are leaving most of the posting on it to you. It’s where you can initiate your own topic to discuss or share your thoughts about current events (staying on topic, of course). So help us get this page, your page, up to speed by joining up and then posting your thoughts and photos. You could start off by putting up some shots of your fire or rescue squad station. Really….we’d all love to see them.
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A brief item caught my eye this morning from New York. It seems that Yankee Stadium has added iPads to the list of prohibited items that cannot be brought into the ball park. They are classed as laptop computers which are already banned. Their excuse for this is that it’s a “security-and-safety issue.” For the life of me, I can’t imagine why somebody carrying an iPad would suddenly become an insecure or unsafe person. I suspect that the real reason for it is something else entirely and they don’t want to disclose it. But I still can’t think of what it could be. Help me out, here. Does anybody know what the real reason might be?
It’s getting late, so we’d better get this equipment checked out now. Besides, I need to get some more coffee started. So let’s get started and I’ll see you back in the day room in a little while.