The London Fire Brigades are planning on launching the world’s first 999 emergency Twitter feed to monitor fires in the city. This should help save lives and make them more efficient. The news comes after LFB’s recent publication of its Integrated Risk Management Plan which details how the fire and rescue service in London will operate over the next few years.
They are looking at social media, apps, and micro-blogging sites like Twitter as tools for the future. People should dial 999 to report emergencies since the Twitter feed is not monitored around the clock. One out of five people in the U.K own a smartphone and traditional forms of communication are declining so this makes sense.
Hopefully it will translate into many saved lives. That;s the goal.