UK Exploring Establishing Emergency Twitter Feed
The London Fire Brigade plans to explore setting up a 999 emergency twitter feed.
In its recently-published Integrated Risk Management Plan, the Brigade said it would examine how best to use social media in the future, including how it would respond to people using it to report incidents.
It would be the first emergency service in the UK to look into how apps, social media and micro-blogging sites, like Twitter, could be used by the public to report emergencies.
It said it aims to work with the Government and other blue light services, such as the Met Police and London Ambulance Service, to establish whether the idea could become a reality and the extent to which social media might be used to report emergencies.
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