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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in EMS Presentation in OC During EMS Care 2012

I'm looking forward to presenting a program during the EMS Care 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland.  Maryland EMS Care 2012 ~ Broad Horizons runs April 12‐15, 2012, at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel.  My presentation is on the Do's and Don'ts of Social Media in EMS and is part of the breakout presentations on Saturday, April 14, from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm.  I hope to see you there!!!

For additional information on the EMS Care 2012, click here.

(1E) The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in EMS
Social media has its place in Emergency Medical Services and can play a role in promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle, and the daily activities of your department. There are several EMS areas where social media should never be considered and could end up costing you your career. Mark Brady, Public Relations Manager for the Prince Georges County Fire/EMS Department will discuss what you can do and what you absolutely cannot do with social media in EMS. {1.5 hrs 2/L}

Mark E. Brady

Upper Marlboro House Fire - Loanda Drive

Just after 11 am today firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area were dispatched to a house on fire.  Fire/EMS units arrived at 7300 Loanda Drive to find a 2-story single family home, split foyer, ordinary construction, with heavy fire on the top floor and through the roof.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in about 15 minutes. One firefighter was transported to an area hospital after suffering chest pains.  No one was home and no civilian injuries were reported. 

The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation. 

Credit Pictures to PGFD Assistant Chief Kenny McSwain

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