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Teaching CPR with a Twitter twist

The Red Cross Talks team is hosting two FREE CPR Tweetups tomorrow in Toronto and Hamilton, and we are inviting our Twitter friends to join us! Non-Twitter users might be wondering “what’s a Tweetup?” It’s when twits (Twitter users) get together I...

How can emergency responders use 2,000 nerds?

Recognizing that technology and social media are changing the way in which we respond to disasters, the Red Cross invited CrisisCommons to speak to a gathering of emergency preparedness experts from across Ontario during the Emergency Management Conf...

Go Dunant yourself, seriously

Has anyone ever told you that you look vaguely like Red Cross Movement founder Henry Dunant?  Have you wondered if that actually is the case? Our friends at the Austrian Red Cross have come up with a solution. To commemorate the 100 years since th...

One tag = $1

After a summer of flooding, forest fires and tornadoes across western Canada, severe weather continues to wreak havoc with significant flooding in British Columbia’s coastal communities. Hundreds of people have been affected by the flooding, which...

Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

Watch the Emergency Social Data Summit online

There is no question that popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way people communicate. It’s even changing the way that people call for help or share news. Consider this: when a small earthquake was felt in some p...

More Red Cross Recipes - introducing "Survivor Sushi"

I was hoping that my recent dinner party for Emergency Preparedness Week would spark some discussions. It did and then some! I have spoken to so many people about preparing for an emergency, eating during an emergency and just eating in general that ...

Tweeting about emergency preparedness

While the debate continues about the appropriate use of social media during an actual crisis, it seems that social media tools, such as Twitter, are generally proving to be important tools for disaster preparedness and awareness. I’ve been on ...

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