During the CalCERT Conference in March 2013 volunteers and coordinators participated in a social media exercise designed to encourage the practice and use of social media. We wanted participants to know that they could tell loved ones they were safe after a disaster by using social media, as a way of taking notes during the conference, getting to know other volunteers from throughout the state by participating in some of the exercise tasks, and allowing a group of social media volunteers to practice collecting and reviewing this information as they might during an emergency.
Below is a link to the archive of posts made during the conference. It has a number of resources within the archive and hope that you find this to be a valuable tool.
Prior to the conference Kim Stephens wrote this article on the social media exercise.
After Action Report on Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
Social Media in Emergency Management – Using Conferences as Safe Exercise Opportunities