#SMR2009 Finalists And Voting Booth
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.
The winner of Social Media Responder 2009 will receive a full copy of the Depiction software and their two plugins (a $200 value) thanks to Tim Goddard and courtesy of Depiction.
Website : Depiction
Twitter : @Depiction
The Judge scores have been tallied up! Below are our
5 6 finalists for Social Media Responder 2009! Yes, we realize that we originally had planned on only having 5 Finalists, however when the judges scores came in there was a three way tie for the final two spots. Because we know how hard Social Media work can actually be, we felt it only fair to include all three. All 6 of our Finalists will be contacted shortly so we can get the information to send you a copy of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust courtesy of PIOSocialMediaTraining.com.
The Finalists are listed below in alphabetical order:
Bellevue Police Department
The Bellevue Police Department is a full service police organization made up of four bureaus and six patrol districts. Part of our mission is to work with our community to prevent problems or to solve them before they negatively impact a person's quality of life. With this is mind, we are constantly striving to provide the most efficient police services possible.
The Bellevue Police Department is committed to working with their community to identify and solve problems. As a whole the department practices the community oriented policing philosophy and works together with the community to identify and solve problems which affect the quality of life in Bellevue. The department says they are always looking for new technology which will help them make its officers' jobs easier and safer, and its adoption of multiple Social Media platforms is one such example.
Twitter : @BellevuePolice
Charlotte Fire Department
The Charlotte Fire Department serves the city of Charlotte, North Carolina and its almost 800,000+ citizens. The first mention of a fire service in the city was in 1845. 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.
Twitter : @CharlotteFD
Chronicles of EMS
The Chronicles of EMS is a reality based web series that is a collaborative effort amongst EMS personnel involved in Social Media. The series is headed by Paramedic and Filmmaker Thaddeus Setla.
The pilot episode featured the documentation of two blogging Paramedics from two different countries. Justin "HappyMedic" Schorr of the United States and Mark "Medic999" Glencourse of the United Kingdom arranged their own exchange programs so that they could share system experiences and cultivate new ideas.
Hub : Chronicles of EMS
Twitter : #COEMS
Eric Neitzel is a National Public Information Officer (PIO-1) and PIO Trainer that responds to large wildfires and other disasters in the United States. He is assigned to the Show Low Fire Department, AZ as a PIO and also serves as the White Mountain Joint Information System Manager where he maintains an extensive social media presence.
Eric has been recognized as a social media and web subject matter expert by the Federal Area Command and Incident Commander Conference. Recently he was called upon to coordinate the Social Media aspect of public information outreach at the Station Fire in Los Angeles County, CA for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the US Forest Service. He has also been assigned by the National Incident Management Organization to train PIO's in the use of Social Media during large fires and day to day public affairs in the Pacific Northwest.
Hub : Fireground.com
Twitter : @ENeitzel
Los Angeles Fire Department
The Los Angeles Fire Department started in 1871 as a volunteer organization amongst its citizenry before it was officially recognized as a city department in 1885. It has continued to serve honorably into the 21st Century where it has developed into a "full-spectrum life safety agency ™" serving the four million residents of the City of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department News & Information blog is probably the oldest example of a First Responder Agency utilizing Social Media. Their first post on the blog is from December 21, 2004. Not only should they be commended for being a Finalist, but for 5 strong years of providing a solid Social Media presence for their community.
Twitter : @LAFD
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service provides service to Montgomery County, Maryland. The organization prevents fires and accidents through inspections and public education. They provide fire suppression, emergency medical services, and handle hazardous materials incidents with both career and volunteer personnel.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has been actively using Social Media since September 2007. They support all their educational efforts and activities through their hub and across multiple media platforms.
Twitter : @MCFRS
Below is the Voting Poll for Social Media Responder 2009. You are allowed one vote for every 24 hours! Voting will close on December 29 at 23:59:59 EST!!