Description: Social media can be a critical tool for first responders to disseminate real news, to correct inaccurate information, to marshal resources and to gather situational awareness. This webinar will discuss setting up accounts; pre-planning and pre-approval of emergency messages; becoming a news source; how to monitor social media channels; how to understand social media mistakes; how to get ahead of the information cycle and how to correct bad information.
Speaker: Richard Huff is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic and former three-time Chief of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad, where he is an educator and oversees the squad’s media relations and social media outreach. Huff is a frequent speaker at national and regional EMS conferences. Outside of his EMS work, Huff is an award-winning writer and photographer. Huff has been a journalist for more than 30 years, he is a communications executive, and is an adjunct professor teaching courses in journalism and new media at The New School in New York City
Date / Time: June 28, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT