The Impact of Social Media for Emergency Services: A Case Study with the Fire Department Frankfurt

AutorKaufhold, Marc-André; Reuter, Christian
ArtConference Proceedings
AbstraktThe use of social media is not only part of everyday life but also of crises and emergencies. Many studies focus on the concrete use of social media during a specific emergency, but the prevalence of social media, data access and published research studies allows the examination in a broader and more integrated manner. This work-in-progress paper presents the results of a case study with the Fire Department Frankfurt, which is one of the biggest and most modern fire departments in Germany. The findings relate to social media technologies, organizational structure and roles, information validation, staff skills and resources, and the importance of volunteer communities. In the next step, the results will be integrated into the frame of a comparative case study with the overall aim of examining the impact of social media on how emergency services respond and react in an emergency.
Konferenz14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management ISCRAM
InProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management; ISCRAM 2017 Agility is coming : mines Albi, p.603-612