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Thursday, September 3 • 10:45am - 11:20am
Leveraging Social Media For Crisis Communications: Recruiting And Training Your Local Residents To Become Your Emergency Response Team
Wyoming Military Department

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Leveraging Social Media For Crisis Communications: Recruiting And Training Your Local Residents To Become Your Social Media Emergency Response Team

The Digital Information Response Team, or DIRT, is a volunteer group of Wyoming residents who monitor social media channels during state emergencies. DIRT provides social media analysis with low-cost and high-energy, and ultimately maximizes first responders’ eyes and ears during a crisis.

The Wyoming Military Department, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, local Red Cross chapter, and the County Emergency Management Office have all partnered together to recruit, train, and monitor DIRT volunteers. Learn how you too can organize your own DIRT team, including how to:
  • Recruit quality volunteers and effectively train them
  • Master social media monitoring techniques that are easy to use yet provide profound results
  • Engage residents in emergencies through innovative and helpful ways

Deidre Forster, State Public Affairs Officer
Wyoming Military Department


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Deidre Forster

State Public Affairs Officer, Wyoming Military Department
Deidre Forster has been the state public affairs officer at the Wyoming Military Department for almost 15 years. She has taken the agency – sometimes kicking and screaming – into the world of digital communication. Her responsibilities include all external and internal communication for the Wyoming Army National Guard, Wyoming Air National Guard, Wyoming Veterans Commission, and the variety of support programs for military members... Read More →


Thursday September 3, 2015 10:45am - 11:20am
Shenendoah Room Arlington, VA

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