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The “V” Word

You may have read another great article this past week in Emergency Management Magazine about the Virtual Operation Support Team concept and its implementation at Florida State University. I loved reading about how FSU is harnessing the power of students to monitor social media, but I want to talk, for a moment about the “V” […]

Being a Virtual Team Leader

In the world of emergency management, responders commonly manage teamsĀ to complete a variety of missions and tasks. But, for the most part, the people being managed exist “in real life” and communicate via voice, if not face-to-face. And while large companiesĀ have been dealing with virtual teams for many years, this concept is still relatively new […]


If you are an agency who is not actively considering how to implement social media within your emergency management program, you should at least consider how you might be able to determine what is happening online.   The possibilities are pretty easy really: Either your community and news media are really pleased with how the […]

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