USFA to Host Webinar on Using Social Media to Benefit Your Public Safety Agency
May 31, 2016
Is your department using social media to its advantage? As agencies are beginning to adapt social media as a tool to inform people, improve awareness, and plan ahead, agencies also need to be aware of how to use social media to their advantage.
Agencies can make, promote, and send out their own video, photo, and written content. They can communicate directly with their communities as well as receive priority on news platforms who are seeking original content before, during, or after an emergency.
The U.S. Fire Administration will host a webinar on June 8 from 2-3pm EST to help public safety agencies get the most out of social media. Presented by Bill Delaney, the webinar will explore how Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue is taking their social media and third party platforms to a new level in an effort to fill the information gap for local news and residents, to spread fire/injury prevention and emergency preparedness messages as well as stories and important safety information.
Bill Delaney has over 33 years of experience in the fire service, and over the last 16 years has served as a civilian program manager with Montgomery County Fire & Rescue (MCFRS). He currently manages the MCFRS’s robust social media platforms and serves as part of the public information office staff. He is a nationally recognized speaker presenting at The Emergency Management Summit, NFPA, and is past Chair of the DHS Virtual Social Media Working Group.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, June 8, 2016