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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Mary Ann Chambers; Joseph G. Champ
Publication Date: 2017

Before the rise of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, public information offi­cers on wildfires depended on tradi­tional mass media, including newspapers, television, and radio, to get important messages about danger­ous wildfires to the public. That is not the case anymore. Our research confirms that social media are changing everything. Firefighters and others with wildfire-related roles, such as journalists, are also affected.

Citation: Chambers, Mary Ann; Champ, Joseph G. 2017. Social media: rocking the wildfire world. Fire Management Today 75(1):46-49.

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Keywords:
  • firefighters
  • information sharing
  • social media
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FRAMES Record Number: 25264