Tag Archives: emergency management

Preparing Our Communities for the Worst

I believe that public safety agencies have an implicit obligation to keep our citizens informed and educated about impending harm, e.g., hurricanes, tornados, severe flooding and the like. But more than that, when necessary, we also have an obligation to give them unambiguous instructions on what actions they need to take to protect their lives.

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Resource Management When the “Big One” Hits

While WBT and social media apps can greatly enhance your community's ability to recruit and mobilize resources in "real time" following an event generator, don't wait until the event happens to put a system in place beforehand. Start now to create a marketing plan to inform and educate the public about how your community will use social media when an EOP/COOP/COG event strikes the community.

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UR Peeps are ready to Use SM in an Emergency, R U?

The emergency management community has only just begun to utilize social media networks to capture the collective knowledge of the public during natural disasters and other emergencies to direct response and save lives. But to do this effectively and efficiently your organization and community need a social media strategy. Merely adding a Twitter or RSS feed to your emergency management plan is not a strategy.

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