However, there are some public safety officials shying away from Facebook at their choice for promoting fire/crime prevention and life safety. They are looking for more suitable avenues in which explore the social aspect of public safety, avenues, like the United States First Responders Association.
USFRA was founded and managed by First Responders. Here, Emergency Responders and the Military have converged to form a community of collaboration between all sectors. To inform the civilian public as well as learn from each other.
Not to detract from Facebook, however, USFRA has more to offer public safety officials as well as the civilian population.
Start and promote a Network for your Fire or Police Department.
1. Crime-fighting tips, suspects' photos, police news and other information. The page is managed by police officers, so visitors can post public notes or send private messages. It's one more way the officers can connect with residents and visitors.
2. Fire officials share safety tips, news, training opportunities, awards, events and photos.
Invite your friends, family and co-workers and let's start collaborating!