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This article provides some suggestions on the use of social media and on line networking that CAER groups, interested in improving their effectiveness in communicating with their communities, might want to consider. As CAER encourages open and transparent dialogue and cooperation between industry and community stakeholders and as social media provides the tools to facilitate this interaction, I believe there are good synergies between CAER, social media and other on line networking tools.
In my last blog on about CAER groups social media and on line networking, I indicated I would write a follow up article with some suggestions for CAER groups to consider to help improve their effectiveness. As I worked on that article it quickly became apparent that there was just too much material for one article and one of the lessons we need to learn to communicate effectively on line is to keep ones communication short and simple. I have therefore changed my strategy and will issue several…
I came across an excellent article on risk management in aviation this morning, complements of Craig Rowe from Clear Risk in Newfoundland. It reminded me of an event I would like to share with you below and I also provided links to Craig and the article he shared.
First, lest I forget it, is the link to the article in the Plane and Pilot magazine. Here also is a link to Craig's Clear Risk Twitter stream where you will find some excellent risk management tips.
Now for my short story on risk management and pilots and one of the reasons we have aviation accidents. I am a former pilot and at one time was responsible for aviation fuel sales in Southern Ontario for a major oil company. While inspecting an airport fuel installation one day I observed…
On August 17th I published an article CAER - Social Media and On Line Networking to help gather information for a presentation to a joint meeting of Toronto CAER groups. This article summarizes the information I gathered before and during the presentation and sugests that CAER groups use of on line resources to supplement their traditional ways of networking within their communities could help address some of their challenges.
First, thank you to the 330 + viewers who took time to read my original article. The fact that it was viewed over 330 times just confirms the power of social networking (Twitter, Linked In etc.) to raise awareness about an article so that those with an interest can read it.
I thank Christal Ivanyshyn for her response to the article. Christel is a community emergency manager with a chemical industry background, but her response which indicated she is looking for similar information,…
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