Twitter and public safety Agencies seek to inform


first_imgPublic safety agencies on TwitterClark County AMRHandle: @clarkamrFollowers: 91.Tweets: 10.First Tweet: “Test” 9:30 p.m. July 16, 2009.Clark County Fire and RescueHandle: @C_C_F_RFollowers: 1,003.Tweets: 1,130.First Tweet: “Welcome to Clark County Fire & Rescue’s new Twitter page. Follow us for up to date news and emergency responses.” 10:05 a.m. May 2, 2010.Clark County Fire District 3Handle: @ClarkCoFD3FAFollowers: 38.Tweets: 4.First Tweet: “This is a test. (For Thu. Jul 23rd)” 10:17 a.m. July 23, 2009.Clark County Fire District 6Handle: @CCFD6Followers: 124Tweets: 216First Tweet: (picture of firefighters using a chainsaw to help fight a fire) 1:32 p.m. June 27, 2013.Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeHandle: @ClarkCoSheriffFollowers: 1,512.Tweets: 481.First Tweet: “Date: May 4th, 2010 Case # S10-6484 Contact: Detective Alex Schoening, CCSO Traffic Unit. 360-397-2211 xt 4175 Prepared by: Detecti” 1:38 a.m. May 5, 2010.Clark Regional Emergency Services AgencyHandle: @CRESATalkFollowers: 268.Tweets: 1,103.First Tweet: “@TimBledsoe 2 inches on the valley floor between 4p-12a, 3-4 inches in the Clark foothills and 1-4 inches in the gorge! Drive safe!” 8:32 a.m. Nov. 22, 2010.Handle: @CRESAFollowers: 1,627.Tweets: 665.First Tweet: “winter weather preparedness tips at www.cresa911.blogspot.com” 7:34 a.m. Dec. 10, 2008.East County Fire and RescueHandle: @ecfr91Followers: 147Tweets: 1,829First Tweet: “Responded to a traumatic injury in the Mt. Livingston Fire Station 92 area.” 1:20 p.m. April 22, 2011.Ridgefield Police DepartmentHandle: @RidgefieldWaPDFollowers: 479.Tweets: 96.First Tweet: “Working on Twitter web site.” 2 p.m. April 2, 2009.Vancouver Police DepartmentHandle: @VancouverPDUSAFollowers: 1,977.Tweets: 306.First Tweet: “Vancouver Banner Bank Branch Robbed: http://bit.ly/aIzue1” 5:06 p.m. Jan. 28, 2010.Washington State Department of Transportation, Southwest RegionHandle: @wsdot_swFollowers: 2,097.Tweets: 2,639.First Tweet: “Greetings Twitterverse! WSDOT SW Region signing on for duty. Get your SW WA traffic info here.” 1:11 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012.Washington State Patrol, Southwest RegionHandle: @wspd5pioFollowers: 2,324.Tweets: 923.First Tweet: “WSP SW WA Twitter is up and running! Please help me get the word out! #WSPTweetParty 12 – 1 Today!” Noon May 13, 2013.— Compiled by Emily GillespieIn the days and weeks that followed a Vancouver woman live-tweeting a crash that killed her husband, Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn received what he called hate mail.“It was negative comments and commentary from folks that believe … I shouldn’t be sending anything out, and how inappropriate it was for me to do that,” he said.last_img