Managing Facebook During Emergencies

Published in Resources on 5/17/2018

Social media has a major impact in the emergency management community as it shapes how crises are communicated and how response is coordinated.

Tagged Under: Emergency Response, Planning, Public Information, Training

The Emergency Public Information Subcommittee has developed and released an online training on how to engage with the public via Facebook during an emergency. This self-paced course is a great resource for you and your emergency management organization.  You may access the training by clicking on the link below:

Effectively Managing Facebook for EPI

 

Social media is distinct from traditional media in that it provides the ability for real-time collaboration, sharing, and discussion for anyone with internet access. Social media has a major impact in the emergency management community as it shapes how crises are communicated and how response is coordinated. It provides new and accessible communication platforms that offer the opportunity to reach more people than ever before. In addition, social media technology provides a mechanism for Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) and Public Information Officer (PIOs) to quickly relay critical information to both the public and each other in a time of crisis. It is a proven and invaluable resource for emergency management across the world.​
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