Fire service communicators
Social media highs and lows, deaths and inquests, and changing behaviour were discussed by communications teams from fire services around the UK, as Manchester hosted a one day seminar.
- The day was already gathering pace on social media before it officially got underway
- — Sarah Poole (@SarahLPoole)Mon, Dec 10 2012 23:07:02If you're interested in comms, blue lights services, PR & social media, you can follow today's conference on the hashtag #FirePRO
- Starting off the event was Bridget Aherne from Greater Manchester Fire talking about the interest in the Shaw gas explosion earlier this year and how the communications team dealt with this both online and offline.
- — Dave Thackeray (@DaveThackeray)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:02:21
- — Sarah Poole (@SarahLPoole)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:20:16
- — Dave Thackeray (@DaveThackeray)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:10:45
- Other fab speakers included Dan Slee from Walsall Council who shared examples of how local government organisations have used Twitter during incidents in his area. Key learning is that it doesn't matter which organisation is tweeting as long as there is an authoritative voice.
- — Bridget Aherne (@BridgetAherne)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:33:38
- — Sarah Poole (@SarahLPoole)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:35:39
- — Bridget Aherne (@BridgetAherne)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:38:21
- — Rachel Stanley (@rachel_chatter)Tue, Dec 11 2012 02:50:50
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