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CB2: GovLaunch – Social Media for Emergency Management

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Bledsoe, GovLoop Member and founder of the latest GovLaunch Social Media for Emergency Management.

I’m no Christopher Dorobek but fortunately Cheryl’s expertise carried a great conversation about using Twitter and Facebook for emergency communications, the crisis in Egypt, her recent chat with FEMA Director Craig Fugate, tips for agencies of any size and other interesting insights.

Listen to the full interview using the embedded YouTube video here below:

About Social Media for Emergency Management
(SM4EM.org | On Twitter: #SMEM)

If you have spent any time in the social media sphere recently, you know that there are many emergency service agencies, non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations actively chatting about how to apply social media tools to enhance public safety.

The purpose of this site is to hopefully serve as a one-stop, landing zone for folks as they navigate through various initiatives and share information about upcoming activities of importance to the broader community.

About Cheryl Bledsoe (Add as a Friend)

15 years of experience in state and county government. Currently serving as the Emergency Management Division Manager at the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA). Supervise & manage Emergency Operations Center, Regional Homeland Security Office, planning and preparedness initiatives for geographic area serving population center of 424,000.

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About Chris Bennett (Jump to Online Resume)

Chris Bennett is a emergency management innovator who is trying to make government better by improving citizen preparedness and crisis communications. He’s a graduate of Wharton with a master’s from Harvard with in “Technology, Innovation, Education.” His portfolio of companies and former projects include OneStorm Hurricane Preparedness, ReadyTown, GovLive, TexasPrepares and America’s Emergency Network. Chris was the recipient of FL Governor Crist’s 2008 Public Information Award. He lives in St. Petersburg, FL, loves to fish, and has been spotted sharing a pint with GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler in Tampa.

What does CB2 Mean? “Chris Bennett’s Crisis Blog.” It was originally CB Squared but the superscript 2 never took, so now we’re rocking the big 2.

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