MCP Announces December Panel Discussion on “Social Media and Emergency Management and Response: Takeaways from the Charleston County 9-1-1 Pilot Program”

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (December 11, 2018) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) is pleased to announce our December live webinar where we will discuss the findings and results from a pilot project completed in September that tested the use of social media data in emergency management and response.

MCP December Live Webinar
Date: Thursday, December 13 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Topic: Takeaways from the Charleston County 9-1-1 Social Media Pilot Program

Participating in the panel discussion will be Jim Lake, Director, Charleston County 9-1-1 Center; Dave Sehnert, Director of Innovation and Integration, MCP; Dr. Andrea Tapia, Penn State College of Information Sciences’ 3C Informatics; Reinhard Ekl, Chief Operating Office, RapidDeploy; and Tom Guthrie, Vice President of Operations at RapidSOS. The panelists will discuss the why behind the pilot program and the vision in Charleston County, as well as how social media is impacting public safety on a broader scale. Lessons learned and next steps from the pilot project will also be highlighted.

Learn more about this session and register here. Register early – space is limited.

Social media is just one example of rich data becoming increasingly available for 911 and public safety communications that has the power to raise situational awareness to levels previously unimaginable.

MCP offers complimentary webinars each month that are designed to provide the public safety community with valuable insights on new technologies, legislation and trends affecting the industry.

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Topics: Technology, Public Safety, Shared Services, Social Media

Posted on December 11, 2018