Social Media for Large Scale Incidents

Large scale Search and Rescue operations are rare and present interesting challenges for the agency in charge. One of those challenges is the role of the public information officer, or PIO. To quote from ICS Canada’s description The Information Officer is responsible for interfacing

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Locating lost people using Social Media

SAR members will know all about the missing person forms included in ICS (Incident Command System). ICS form 302 is titled “Lost Person Questionnaire” and contains a field for almost every piece of information that could possibly help SAR find a missing

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Social Media and SAR Operations

Several people have asked for my small part of the SARScene Social Media Presentation. The Social media policy discussed in the presentation is on the Coquitlam SAR web site. Two points; On this topic I was indeed speaking as a

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Social Media in Search and Rescue

The emergency management community has a subject area for “Social Media in Emergency Management” or #SMEM. My experiences with Social Media have lead me to the conclusion that although SAR and SAR managers have much to learn from the SMEM

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A Social Media Policy for SAR

If you are rescued by a Search and Rescue team tomorrow, what kind of behaviour would you expect from the team? I know that most people would probably just be grateful to be warm and dry, but the question comes up

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