KDEM Trng: "(PER-304) Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Training"
 Course ID: 1060220
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: PER-304
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): none
Course Description:

PER-304 – Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Training

This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold. Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making. Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ social media disaster plans.


  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Understanding the Use of Social Media and Disaster Management
  • Implementing Different Social Media Platforms for Disaster Management
  • Facebook Hands-On
  • Twitter Hands-On
  • Crowdsourcing and Data Mining

Target Audience

  • Government Administrative
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • General Public
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Public Works
  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety


Participants will be required to bring their own laptop or wi-fi enabled device to the training session for the hands-on exercises.

Certificates will be issued by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/)

For most sessions, KDEM will set up lodging arrangements to be direct billed to us. Please look under the Registration Tab and then click on the Details Button for your session to be sure that lodging is available for the session you need to attend.

These rooms will be available for Kansas residents traveling 50 miles or more to attend this training. Arrangements for lodging cannot be provided if participant is using Federal preparedness grant funds for this training. Residents outside of Kansas and private contractors are not eligible for direct-bill lodging provided by KDEM.

Reimbursements for a stay at a different hotel will not be honored without previous authorization from KDEM Training Office staff. Lodging arrangements are only provided through this office.

If you need special accommodations in order to fully participate in any training activity, please contact the State Training Officer, Erin McGinnis, at (785) 274-1413 or erin.m.mcginnis@us.army.mil , to discuss your specific needs.

Subject Area(s):
Personal Communications
Terrorism / Emergency Readiness
Informatics / Technology
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Emergency Management
Fire Service
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
Government / Community Leader
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Kansas Division of Emergency Management - 2016 - National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, University of Hawaii
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: 2016 & 2017
Course Contacts
Name: Isabel Herrera Schultes
Phone: 785-274-1412
email: maria.i.herrera13.nfg@mail.mil
URL: http://www.kansastag.gov/KDEM.asp?PageID=266
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