The Federal Emergency Management Agency has just launched their new blog (blog.fema.gov). What can you expect from the new FEMA blog? From their first post:
Plain and simple, this will be another tool we’ll use to communicate and let you know what we’re up to. This won’t be another way to put out our press releases – this is a way to communicate directly with you.
You’ll eventually hear from team members from across our agency, from our regional offices to our field offices, supporting local disaster recovery efforts. We will provide information before, during and after disaster strikes and we will highlight best practices, innovative ideas, and insights that are being used across emergency management and across the country.
This blog may surprise many to see such a large federal agency being so open. However, if you’ve followed FEMA in the past you know that they’ve embraced social media (they actually use their pages rather than just own them). You can link to their social media platforms here: FEMA Facebook, FEMA Twitter, and the FEMA Director Craig Fugate’s Twitter.