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How To Submit A Story or Photo

If you want to see your department’s activities in the newspaper and on the Internet, as a 1st Responder Broadcast Network Correspondent you have the powers to make that happen.
We are not just looking for stories and photos of burning buildings and multiple car wrecks. We want photos of your department behind the scenes. There are many opportunities to promote your department

Some of them include:

All in the Family – If you have more than one member of a family on your department, that story and photo is a candidate to promote your department.
Buddy Shots – See a few members washing a truck or an ambulance; get them to take a group shot.
Vehicle News – Do you have an interesting piece of apparatus, new or old, that you would like to show off to the world? Send us a photo and a short caption.
The Art of Heroism – Have an emergency services related tattoo? Just send us a photograph of the tattoo, and a photo of you. Also, give us a short paragraph telling us why you had the tattoo done.

There are many more topics to choose from to create stories and make photos. You don’t have to be a professional writer or photographer. Just keep your subjects in focus, provide the basic details in a short paragraph and we will take care of the rest.

Don’t worry how your story will look… we won’t let your story go up on the web or in the paper without and edit or two.

We also pay our correspondents for their submissions. Approximately 90-100 days after the date of print publication, you will receive a check for your submission.

Using our easy to use interface you can submit your stories right online at our website. You must go through the registration process to submit a news story or a feature. The process is quick, painless, and FREE

When you go to our HOME page at you will see a red flashing REGISTER button on the right side near the top of the page. Click on this button and you will be transported to the REGISTRATION page. You only need to register with us if you intend to submit stories and photos.

Once registered, you will receive an email within five minutes. This confirms the information that you provided. When you use your UserID and password to logon to the website you will then see a Member Panel with all the options you will need to create a submission.

As I mentioned earlier, posting a story is as easy as 1-2-3. After logging on to the 1st Responder Newspaper website, simply go to the MEMBER PANEL on the left side of the page. Click on SUBMISSION and then select the function you desire. EASY as 1-2-3.

I recommend that you initially write your headline, story, or caption using a word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Word Pad, or any text editing software. This will allow you the opportunity to edit and spell check your submission before using the cut & paste function to post your story.

Remember, you can also post up to four photos with each story.It is a good idea to resize them for 6.25” on the long side and 4.5” on the short side and set the DPI to 200.

Most web sites only require 72 dpi for their photo resolution. We need the higher standard so we can have the ability to use your photo in the print edition as well.

If you have any difficulties contact us.

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