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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wanted: “Land-Mind” Bomb Techs

Lots of discussion lately about ways to integrate SM into situational awareness.  Most of the focus seems to be on where to put people within the EOC/ICS structure to facilitate communication and information sharing between ICS units.  That’s all well ...

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SM – A Virtual Logistics Section?

Last night,  I finally turned off the New Zealand earthquake information fire hose.  It wasn’t because I had lost interest, but rather I was struggling with filtering relevant and interesting information related to my current interests- rescue efforts, restoration of ...

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PIO, Time For A Team Approach

I continue to noodle around on the tangled web of integrating social media into the NIMS/ICS environment. After looking at various JIC models and discussions about how emergency agencies are trying to bring SM into to their ICS, I’m starting ...

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Beware the “ReTwecho”

I participated in several discussions this week related to emergency management/crisis response and SM.  Lots of good ideas about ways to educate the emergency community about best practices integrating  SM into response, and experience using SM in real life.  Mostly ...

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Twitter fails = Twails

A while back I sent a tweet I wanted to suck back out of cyberspace in the worst way.   Now, before you go searching through all of my past tweets, it was  nothing more than a breech of family etiquette, ...

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Yes, I am afraid of T2’s.

While driving home from work tonight I had a phone interview (hands free of course) with a fellow National Fire Academy classmate who is trying to finish up his last research paper so he can receive his Executive Fire Officer ...

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Omnipotent or Impotent? Guess…

I had coffee with crisis information expert Gerald Baron (@gbaron, www.crisisblogger.com) yesterday. We get together to talk about social media, emergency response and crisis communications.  Gerald  is a local treasure when it comes to best practices in crisis communications.  We ...

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How Do You Stuff The Elephant Into The ICS Box?

Over the past few days I’ve been talking  with fellow emergency response professionals about ways to “box in” social media within the Incident Command Structure (ICS). Our conversations included the Intelligence function, and where it fits in ICS, or doesn’t ...

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