The City of Dallas wants the public to “help us determine how the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) can better serve you when it comes to social media.” Dallas OEM has created a short survey with a few basic social media questions for citizens. It is also polling other public safety agencies on the same subject.
The surveys are actually part of academic research being done by City of Dallas Emergency Management Specialist Raymond Rivas, a 4th year student in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Part of the program requires that after each class you must write an Applied Research Paper pertaining to an issue that affects your jurisdiction.
The results will be interesting in large part, because the City of Dallas OEM’s social media presence is still in its infancy so officials are probably going to learn a lot. If you want to participate in the seven-question citizen survey (and it is open to anyone), click here (deadline is October 1).