Social Media in Disasters 

Skills Obtained: Knowledge, awareness, and issues public safety faces in disasters; worldwide best and worst practices on several social media platforms.

Course Description: This course examines disasters that have taken place

worldwide since 2005 and extracts the best and worst social media practices from them. Participants will gain familiarity with several social media platforms and an extensive film library is available on the NextGenTraining YouTube channel to refer back to and aid in implementing these lessons to their communities.  

Course Objectives: The facilitator will examine, show clips, and share info from each of the following real-life disasters. Each will be broken down for the purpose of showing best and worst practices, applications, citizen response, etc. so that public safety can learn from, plan, improve, and prepare their agency response during a disaster.​ 

Lessons Learned from: 

2005 Hurricane Katrina

 2007 California Wildfires

 2009 Bellevue, NE Abortion Clinic Riot

 2009 Presidential Inauguration

 2009 Washington, DC Metro Crash

 2010 Haiti Earthquake

 2011 Japan Tsunamis

 2011 US Tornado Devastation

 2013 Boston Bombing

 2015 Northeastern US Blizzard

 2016 Floods & Blizzard

  2017 Hurricanes

Click here to watch one of our exclusive videos for this course.

Recommended Audience: This non-technical, introductory level course is designed for Public Safety CEOs (Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Management), Policy Makers, Public Information Officers, or Supervisors who will be working through a disaster in their community. A modified version of this course is also available for DAs, Mayors and City Department heads.

We only show classes open for "public" registration. Conference bookings or private classes are not published. Several of our trainers teach multiple topics.

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