From our friends at Governing.com:
Crazy Cool in L.A.
by Ellen Perlman
A fire department taps into microblogging to keep itself on top of situations.
Last May, Los Angeles firefighters had their hands full. A blaze was spreading through 800 acres of Griffith Park but they only knew what was happening from the side of the fire where their trucks were parked. To get a sense of the extent of the conflagration, firefighter Brian Humphrey sent messages to strangers on the other side of the fire - explaining who he was and asking... (read more)
Learn about the free LAFD_ALERT and Twitter 'breaking news' notification systems mentioned in Governing.com, by viewing this earlier post or visiting:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department