This article was originally printed last April. I don’t think much has changed in the interim and the article still makes some valid points
Those involved in emergency communications have long expressed concern about social media, both the good and bad. The issue of bad is one that has risen lately. The article below is an example. It once again demonstrates the need for accurate and timely information. This sometimes requires the ability to quickly react. Can your ARES unit react quickly enough to assist your Public Information Officer or Incident Commander ? Just some questions that need to be discussed during training sessions, BEFORE the incident occurs.