Storm stories: Digital first responders share lessons from Sandy

04/30/2013 | FastCoExist

New York City's digital first responders are telling their stories six months after Superstorm Sandy, and they show the gap between social media networks such as Twitter and the technological capabilities of 9-1-1 systems to handle such data. New York Fire Department social media manager Emily Rahimi said tweets seeking emergency help were coming in, she was unable to relay them to the FDNY dispatch system, so she urged people to call 9-1-1 the old-fashioned way. When people began losing phone service and could only use Twitter, she began relaying information about their situations to dispatchers herself.

View Full Article in:


Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Customer Manager, Aerospace Aftermarket #313082
LORD Corporation
Lafayette, LA
New York Advocacy and Campaigns Manager
Crisis Action
New York, NY
Grants Manager
One Acre Fund
Development Officer
Miami, FL
Manager Supply Chain Logistics
FedEx Express
Los Angeles, CA