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A Citizen’s Eye View of Public Preparedness

Louisiana’s Emergency Agency “Following” Hundreds Of Citizens On Twitter To Gather, Distribute Oil Spill Info; Embrace Of Social Media’s 2-Way Potential Is Model For Govt.

June 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

In the weeks since Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has found itself in the middle of an evolving and unprecedented crisis. And, the agency has been relying on its new Twitter feed @GOHSEP, which has become a vital communications platform and resource.
Though the @GOHSEP feed has been [...]

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Tags: Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Models · State Preparedness

Facebook Page By Citizen Corps Volunteer For Citizen Corps Volunteers (And Other Interested Facebookers)

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments

I wanted to bring your attention to a new Facebook page started by a Citizen Corps volunteer primarily for other Citizen Corps volunteers (and anyone interested in the topic of public preparedness).
The Citizen Corps Volunteer page was created by Andrew Levy, a friend of this blog, who authors his own Neighbors Helping Neighbors blog. The page [...]

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Tags: CERT · Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Resources

“Geeking Out For A Cause: Nashville Flood Response Takes To The Web”

May 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

From the website is an article, “Geeking out for a cause: Nashville flood response takes to the web,” which nicely describes how local residents have helped galvanize the city’s relief efforts using technology:
I’m just in awe of the way Nashville is responding in the face of this surreal, overwhelming crisis. And the way Nashville’s [...]

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Tags: Preparedness 2.0

“3 To Get Ready” Campaign Challenges Citizens To Encourage Friends To Prepare Through Twitter, Facebook…And Offers Prizes!

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments

On the subject of incentives mentioned in the above post, I just saw an online preparedness campaign created by called, “3 To Get Ready Preparedness Challenge”. The campaign asks Washington state residents to take 3 preparedness steps and reach out to 3 friends through either Facebook, Twittter or email — and offers a prize package, [...]

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Tags: Media · Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Ideas · Preparedness Incentives

San Francisco’s New “Unbranded” Community Preparedness Initiative “Prep SF” Rocks!

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments

At one of the opening panels of the recent Citizen Corps’ National Conference On Community Preparedness, I heard a terrific presentation on San Francisco’s new preparedness initiative, “Prep SF Because It Rocks!”, given by Rob Dudgeon, the Deputy Director of  the City’s Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM), and Kristin Hogan from the consultancy CirclePoint who helped [...]

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Tags: Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Ideas · Preparedness Models