Information Technology Solutions For Emergency Management

Social media has provided a new set of tools for emergency officials use to protect the public. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Smart Phones and other Web 2.0 Technologies are changing the way people look for and receive information. Social media is free, easy and used by the majority of the population in the United States. This makes it a powerful tool that, when used properly, can create a synergistic effect to better support crisis communications.

We provide educational services teaching Emergency Managers, Public Information Officers, First Responders and others in the emergency domain, how to use a host of free Web 2.0 technologies that can be used to support every phase of emergency management. We can bring our services to fit your group's need or your members can attend one of our workshops. It is important to identify what is available and know how to use these social networking sites along with other technology to your advantage. We offer a variety of workshops ranging from in length and intensity. We offer shorter workshops that introduce social networking sites, to midrange for those wishing to leverage more technology to an advanced intensive workshop covering design issues, collaborative technology and implementing solutions sets to meet the needs of any agency - while in the class! We will teach your group the skills necessary to leverage free software which will help you meet the goals and objectives of your agency at no additional costs to you.

Dr. White is the founder and director of ITSFEM. She is one of the frontiers of the social media movement identifying and teaching state of the art concepts that keep the information cutting edge. Dr.White is considered an international expert and has published on the topic of Social Media in many journals, books and conference proceedings including the IAEM Bulletin, Journal of Emergency Management and the International Journal for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. The Department of Homeland Security, S&T invited Dr. White as one of the initial teams of people to explore the possibilities of implementing social media at Ogma. She presently advises numerous county level emergency management agencies and is an invited instructor to many practitioner conferences.

Schedule of Events and Presentations

Dr. White's new book: 

Social Media, Crisis Communications and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technology
Francis and Taylor Publications, Spring 2011 preorder through Amazon.com

  • December 2010. Invited Specialist: Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Social Networks Specialist Meeting in Santa Barbara, Dec. 11 - 15, 2010.
  • February 2011. Conducting Workshop at Midwest Disasters 2.0 Social Media Workshop, Kansas City, Feb. 22, 2011.
  • March 2011. Henry Stewart Talks Presentation: Social Media in Crisis Communications to Support Business Continuity, http://hstalks.com
  • April 2011. Australia Emergency Management Institute. Connect! - a workshop on community resilience, emergency management and new media4-15 April 2011
  • May 2011. Conducting two workshops at the Emergency Managers Association of Georgia spring conference in Savannah, Georgia May 25-27, 2011 for over 800 emergency managers
  • May 2011. Invited publication to the Natural Hazards Observer, Build a Better Mousetrap? Social Media Cultivating Communities of Practice, May 2011
  • June 8-9. Collaboratively Designing and Launching Social Media for the Southeast Health District: A Team Approach. 2 Full Day Workshop.
  • October 2011. Speaker: Social Media for Emergency Management, Europa Emergency Management Expo & Conference, Munich, Germany. Oct 11 - 13, 2011. http://www.emec-europa.com/
  • Guest Editor for Special Issue of IJISCRAM - Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Social Networks - CFP in Spring 2011.

Call or e us today to schedule a workshop.  
We can come to you or we have facilities and you can come to us! 

Dr. Connie White, Director
Information Technology Solutions for Emergency Management
IAEM Member
850.585.3845 USA