Are You Ready to Communicate in a Crisis? Test Your Social Media Skills!

Take this FEMA quiz to test your knowledge on social media’s role in emergency management.

Are You Ready to Communicate in a Crisis? Test Your Social Media Skills!

While the online and social media landscape is constantly changing, social media undoubtedly continues to play an integral role in campus life. It plays a critical role in informing, engaging and interacting with a campus during a crisis and has quickly become the primary news source for many.

Because of social media’s growing presence and usage, organizational leaders must stay up-to-date on best practices for using different social media platforms to relay relevant and vital information during an emergency.

Whether your campus is a hospital, K-12 school or university, your community members’ safety should be of utmost importance. Social media can help get you there.

FEMA offers a free online course that introduces participants to best practices for using social media in emergency situations. It includes tools, techniques and a basic roadmap to build capabilities in the use of social media technologies within emergency management departments, according to the site.

Once you complete the informative course, there is a 28 question exam to test your learned knowledge.

Here is a 10 question sneak peek of the exam to give you an idea of what to expect if you choose to take the full course — which, by the way, counts as 0.3 CEUs!

Also, check out this article on best practices for using social media before, during and after a crisis from crisis manager author Rick J. Kaufman.


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