Thanks everyone for taking the time to read this update. Chief Officer Euan Ferguson is currently on some well-earned leave and will return on Monday 25 June.
It's not the first time firefighters have got themselves into trouble over inappropriate public comments but this story from the US is another reminder of how we can all be held accountable for our actions and words.
A guide to responsible Tweeting and Face-booking
06.54 Saturday morning it's a day off in more ways than one
Manager of Strategic Communications, Liz Armitage describes how Twitter emergency warnings are being incorporated within the fire agencies “One Source One Message” (OSOM) system. This means that warnings will be published on the CFA Updates Twitter account as soon as they are published on CFA website by OSOM. The Twitter account is also updated by the CFA media team and State Control Centre (SCC) media unit during emergencies.
I had the opportunity to present at the Fire Australia Conference about the great work we're doing, in particular how we're using technology to better connect with our communities.