How Is Social Media Used In Emergencies?

A majority of Canadians (64%) use social media, but it’s interesting to note that they also expect emergency responders to use these tools. According to the survey, 63% of Canadians think emergency services such as fire and police should be prepared to respond to a call for help posted on a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter. One third of respondents believe help would arrive if such a call was posted through social media. The Red Cross advocates that anyone in an emergency should call 9-1-1 rather than posting a call for help in social media.

SOURCE: Canadian Red Cross

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