Face to Face with the Napa County PIO Team Handling Napa County Earthquake Communications

In this video, you get to experience a sit-down conversation with the team of Public Information Officers who handled the County side of communications from the Napa County Emergency Operations Center for the Napa earthquake that struck on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:20 a.m. You'll hear Molly Rattigan, Danis Kreimeier, Meg Ragan and Cara Mae Wooledge describe what they experienced, the challenges they faced, and lessons learned.

Social Media In Emergencies: The 2014 Napa Earthquake

Within hours of the sharp, frightening August 24, 2014 earthquake that severely damaged buildings and injured residents, I spoke with top communications officials at the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to find our their top tips for using social media in disasters.

Social media is critical to disaster response. The proper use of social media in emergencies can help position your agency as the go-to source for disaster information.

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Learn to shoot and compelling content for your social media sites using only your smartphone or tablet (and a couple of cool accessories few people know about!)

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Is Your Smartphone Emergency-ready?

As a public information officer or communicator for your organization, your role likely includes emergency response. With today’s fast-moving world of social media and instant news, it is critical that you have the ability to work from anywhere.
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Canon XA25 Compact HD Video Camera is My Top Choice for Communicators!

Canon XA25

Canon XA25

The Canon XA25 is my top video camera pick for many communications programs at state and local agencies or associations. Read more


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Want to know more about the use of social media in emergencies from a responder perspective?
Visit my Social Media in Emergencies page to view videos and notes from recent presentations. View more resources here.

 

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