Session VII: Emergency Management for the Web


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youtube  is targeted toward the Generation Next - why? Because it takes a generation

In an emergency how do you communicate:

Web Based tools:
Digital Sandbox -
Pier - mass co0mmunication / Virtual JIC
EMSystems - patient tracking< Evacuee Training

When power  is out, there are still often mobile devices

Items you need for an EM website:

  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

How does it work?

  • Create a page or account for your organization.
  • Put the “find us” banners on your  organization webpage, or invite users if  you know of some.
  • You have total control of the content on your page.
  • You set permission for who can post,  and what they can post to your page.

Post preparedness materials:

  • Instructional video
  • Event announcements
  • Links to online information
  • New Maps
  • Photos
  • Set up RSS feed from current website
  • Automatically imports information from an existing website
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