As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York [...]
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September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
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In Interview, Red Cross Social Media Director Talks About What Was Discussed At Fascinating Emergency Data Summit, Next Steps, How Interested Citizens Can Get Involved & If There Is Need For 4th Basic Citizen Preparedness Step
August 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Yesterday, I attended the American Red Cross’ first-ever “Emergency Social Data Summit”. It was a really interesting and invigorating day focusing on how to utilize new technologies, including social media, to address gaps in crisis preparedness and response.
There was a whole lot of information, ideas and energy among the 200 attendees at the Red Cross’ [...]
October 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment
I had been meaning to write about the work of the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP). So, I was happy to read a good article on DAP in theÂ most recent issue of Natural Hazards Observer,Â the terrific (and free) bimonthly publication of the University of Colorado’s Natural Hazards Center. Â
The article, “Disaster Accountability Project Uses VolunteersÂ to Monitor [...]
July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
When it comes to preparing the U.S. public for disasters, one of the most important things to realize is there is not just one U.S. public to prepare. In fact, our cultural diversity may be one of greatest strengths as a country but when it comes to preparedness it is one our toughest obstacles. Addressing [...]
June 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment
I had a good weekendÂ ofÂ crossÂ blogging with Robin Parker and Lise KerwinÂ of Cross Blog, the terrificÂ blog of the Red Cross’ Oregon chapter. I wanted to mention one more thing about Cross Blog that I think is worth noting: aÂ typically playful, eye-catchingÂ post on SaturdayÂ titled “Can CPR Get You A Date”Â listed several Portland, OregonÂ Craig’s List postings of potential [...]
June 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
One of the important goals ofÂ the American Red Cross’ Social Media Unit I just visited in WashingtonÂ isÂ drawing from (and spreading) creativeÂ preparedness 2.0 work being done in their chapters around the country.
ThisÂ week,Â theyÂ invitedÂ Robin Parker, one of the founders of the OregonÂ chapter’s Cross Blog,Â to headquartersÂ in Washington to helpÂ outÂ with their social mediaÂ efforts inÂ response to the Midwest floods.Â Â Â
Cross Blog’s Robin [...]