By CHRISTINE THOMPSON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, July 15 2012.
Social media has come a long way since this article was published in 2012. However, the emergency response capabilities described continue to expand as remote responders are called to action.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Christine Thompson is President and co-founder of Humanity Road Inc., a U.S.-based Public Charity global disaster response organization. A seasoned leader and entrepreneur whose first career was in the communications industry, she also is an experienced Red Cross volunteer who has merged her professional skills and disaster response experience to improve public communications. A member of the Department of Homeland Security Virtual Social Media Working Group, she is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at industry forums. She is also active in her Southern Virginia local community Emergency Planning Committee and local fire department auxiliary.