As a former 911 and 311 director, I clearly remember the challenges of planning for an emergency. Both planned and unexpected emergencies demand an enormous amount of coordination.
Posts Tagged: emergencies
Http://leonardSipes.Com I recently wrote http://leonardsipes.com/social-media-during-emergencies-are-you-ready-for-an-explosion-of-bad-information/ which addressed the potential for hundreds of thousands of social media posts during an emergency. This is not my first article on the subject and I have personally administered the public affairs response to scores of major incidents. Please let me make one thing clear from the beginning; I loveRead… Read more »
Http://LeonardSipes.Com “Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media” from the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C. is an interesting read about the post 9/11 world and the growth of social media. The focus is on emergency response to tragedies. The premise of the 26 pages can be summarized by stating that social media canRead… Read more »
So, late one afternoon, my building caught fire. My apartment was fine; other people weren’t so lucky. I got the call around 6:30 PM. “Oh, Joe, I think your building is on fire.” It was a friend of mine, John Hanshaw, who lives nearby. He could see my apartment building and said that it wasRead… Read more »