Congratulations to The Charlotte Fire Department!
The Charlotte Fire Department serves the city of Charlotte, North Carolina and its 800,000+ citizens. The organization is filled with tradition, but has continued to change and grow with their city into the 21st Century. The department responded to over 90,000 calls in the 2009 fiscal year. The Charlotte Fire Department began their blog in March of 2009 and has spread their Social Media presence across many platforms.
Depiction software merges images, data, maps, and real-time events into a dynamic view of your local communities not only in crisis, but more importantly before the actual crisis in simulations so that your Agencies can effectively prepare for the crisis. The combination of the data points and simulation capabilities of the software are incredible, and makes it a powerful tool in both pre-crisis presentations as well as collecting and disseminating live event information.
As the winner of Social Media Responder 2009, Charlotte FD will receive a full copy of the Depiction software and their two plugins (a $200 value) thanks to Tim Goddard and courtesy of Depiction.
We’d also like to extend both our appreciation and congratulations to all the other Finalists: Bellevue PD, The Chronicles of EMS, Eric Neitzel, Los Angeles FD, and Montgomery Country Fire and Rescue Service who are all living examples of the best practices to communicate with their communities in Social Media.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year!
See you in 2010!
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