Twitter Alerts Launched to Help Emergency Agencies Communicate to Public During Emergencies

Social media has increasingly become a go-to source for the public and emergency service organizations in times of wide-spread emergencies to get and communicate critical information. In light of this, Twitter has launched a new feature called Twitter Alerts that helps users get important and accurate information during emergencies and disasters. Public safety agencies, local governments, emergency management agencies, and others can sign up to participate in order to help get messages to the public in times of crisis. Learn more, including how your fire department or emergency service organization can participate in Twitter Alerts.