06/20/13 237 W - + 1 - 1 Johnston County Fire News Video Channel

In case you missed it, there's a new local fire news site on the block, jocofire.com. That's Johnston County, just to our south and east. The site operator is Jason Thompson, and 22-year EMS and 16-year 911 center veteran. The still-growing site features information, historical photos, and current coverage of responders. On the news side, Jason's posting both hot shots (still photos) and video clips of crews in action. He's also posting to YouTube, on a new JOCOFIRENEWS video channel. This is particularly exciting as it might our first local YouTube channel of fire videos. Below are a couple embeds of recent incidents. Check it out.

Next question, when will the Raleigh camera guys start posting videos?? One already has, at very rare moments. Here's the Legeros video channel. Darn little in the way of fires and emergency incidents, however. Time for a pledge. Your favorite fire blogger (humor me) will immediately and thereafter commence shooting at least one video at each incident he attends. His primary camera body is equipped for same. There's a little button right there beside his thumb. Flip the switch, shoot a half-minute or more of video, and return to still shooting. Just like that. No mobile phone recording required, which was used for the current clips. Time to expand my range of services.

Now back to Jason and his work...


Many thanks to Jason, Mike and Lee for their outstanding work!!!
Brandon - 06/20/13 - 20:14

Thanks so much for the exposure, Mike! I have only a dozen or so photos from my first 10 years in EMS. I hope to change that for our local responders by showcasing their work and giving them something that their children can hopefully look at years down the road. Video is new to me! The quality will hopefully improve with time and as I upgrade equipment and my experience level. Some of our local media outlets have asked me to do some freelance work with them, thus the small clips. I realize now it is frustrating to view only 15 seconds of an incident! I am making an effort from here on out to set the camera and let it roll for a few minutes. Hopefully, this will give my viewers some better and longer videos. I really owe Mike and Lee a tremendous thank you for inspiring me to take a hobby and make more out of it! I welcome any photo submissions from people who arrive before me to any incident. I will gladly take your photos and video and credit you with the work. I am also more than happy to take photos and video at training exercises if I know about them.
Jason Thompson (Email) (Web Site) - 06/21/13 - 11:33

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