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Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304 (8hr))

Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304 (8hr))

Delivery Date:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (US/Mountain)
Fairplay, Colorado
Kyle Nelson, Scott Reuter
Course Description
FEMA Certified

This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold.  Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making.  Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ create social media disaster plans.

Course Modules include:

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Understanding the Use of Social Media and Disaster Management
  • Implementing Different Social Media Platforms for Disaster Management
  • Facebook Hands-On
  • Twitter Hands-On
  • Crowdsourcing & Data Mining
Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative

  • Emergency Management

  • Fire Services

  • Law Enforcement

  • General Public

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Public Works

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

Course Level:


  1. Participants will be required to bring their own laptop or wi-fi enabled device to the training session for the hands-on exercises.
  2. Participants must have Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts and be able to post test messages on these accounts. If you do not have accounts prior to the class start, you may not be able to participate in class activities.
  3. This course conducts a Pre-test, Post-test, and Course Evaluation online.


Course Flyer:
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ASFPM Credit Units:
6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credit Units:
0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E/G) Credit Units:
8.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours
Registration Information
Seats Available:
Registration Closes:
Host Agency:
Park County Office of Emergency Management
Contact Person:
Brad Golden
Special Note:
Interested participants can register at:
Course ID #1083900
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