West Midlands uses Twitter to keep residents safe on Guy Fawkes Night

“We  want to improve the ways in which we engage with the communities we serve”

West Midlands Fire Service, with over 5,300 Twitter followers, will use the micro-blogging site between 6 pm and 9 pm on November 5, Guy Fawkes Night, to give citizens bonfire and fireworks safety advice and to keep them abreast of the situation in busy areas using the handle @WestMidsFire. It will also show live video streaming of events on social network site Bambuser.

According to Group Commander Simon Shilton, who  will lead the social media drive: “We are always looking to improve the ways in which we engage with the communities we serve… Twitter is great because it is interactive, in real time and achieves widespread coverage.”

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