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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As part of our series on the Cloud, Adam Evans, Partnership Director from Agilisys recently caught up with Sean Green, Head of ICT at Tower Hamlets and Independent director of London Grid for Learning to talk about the potential of the London SuperCloud, and how it can help to deliver public services more effectively in the capital.