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Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016, 2:15–3:15 p.m.

San Diego County has been hit with several major wildfires in the past decade. Learn how the county uses social media effectively to communicate directly with the public in all three stages of a wildfire event – preparing, responding and recovering.

About the Speaker(s):

Tom Christensen, County of San Diego
Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego and coordinates the social media activities for several County groups. He has done presentations and interviews on government use of social media for the National Association of Counties (NACo), Government Social Media Organization, National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), the California Department of Public Health, California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO), National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Philadelphia Health Department’s 12 Days of Social Media in Emergency Management, California Office of Binational Border Health and several local governments and community organizations.