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Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery: NDPTC (PER-304) 

  • Atlantic County, NJ (map)

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii, a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), will be instructing the DHS approved training course entitled "Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery" NDPTC (PER-304).

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.


This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold.  Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making.  Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ social media disaster plans.


Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Security and Safety, Private Sector.


For questions or registration, please email the point of contact John Hamilton at or call 609-548-8357.