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Coffee break with Jason Patton

The viral firefighter-influencer shares the power of comedy and social media

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If you’ve seen his videos, you’ve likely said to yourself, “been there, done that.” In this episode of Inside EMS, cohost Kelly Grayson and guest cohost Rob Lawrence welcome Firefighter-influencer Jason Patton to the show. Patton, famous for Fire Department Chronicles and Fire Department Coffee, offers a caffeine-fueled glimpse at how he got started in producing videos that have garnered him over 5 million followers.

Listen in as they discuss:

  • The power of social media
  • The “can’t make this stuff up” calls we’ve all been to that produce fodder for his videos
  • Patton’s tips for sharing your own message with the masses, including an outside-of-the-box suggestion for why mistakes are a good thing

Don’t miss:

  • “The world, especially our world, needs humor.”
  • Patton’s approach to tough topics
  • What he did to get a cease-and-desist letter from National Geographic