VOST Victoria - operations update - December 2014

VOST Victoria - operations update - December 2014 We face a unique fire risk in Victoria. Every day during the summer season, fires run across our great state. Wildfire activity peaks from around 1 pm to 8 pm every day. Multiple fires must be tracked and their potential to impact on humanity assessed. The challenge of dealing with an overwhelming amount of simultaneous jobs tests our volunteers. VOST Victoria has evolved a unique workflow in order to make the best use of time for our limi...

Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry Twitter Archive

Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry Twitter Archive We're pleased to make our Hazelwood Mine-Fire Inquiry archive available for public use. We used a complex search to isolate Twitter traffic mentioning terms relating to the Hazelwood Inquiry. We manually curated the archive daily to remove any false traffic. The archive was created using the TAGS 5.1 spreadsheet system. The Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter archive begins on the 21st May, 2014, and ends on 3rd October, 2014. The archive is large...

Virtual Operations Support Team - social media monitors

Virtual Operations Support Team - social media monitors We're both honoured and humbled to have been mentioned in the Acknowledgments of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report. VOST Victoria provided services to the Hazelwood Inquiry, both archiving data acquired from Twitter, and performing analysis on data we collected. We're still archiving Twitter data relating to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The archive is available for use by others - please Contact Us for details...

Koala rescue hits world headlines

Koala rescue hits world headlines Langwarrin & Frankston CFA have revived a koala hit by a car using CPR. Sir Chompsalot is recovering in Animal Hosp pic.twitter.com/VQApgFme8e— Incident Alert-VicSA (@incident_alert) August 21, 2014 Storify by CFA_Updates: A video of the action as it unfolded is on Facebook. Update: Have received an email from Michelle Thomas, and we're happy to put this info here at her request: My Name is Michelle Thomas, the information you have on...

CFA State Forum: TAGS Twitter satistics for #CFAengage

VOST Victoria maintained a TAGS Archive of the Twitter traffic from CFA's 4th Annual Community Engagement & Fire Awareness State Forum - #CFAengage. The archive began on the 19th July 2014. This report produced on 4th August 2014. There were 1,156 tweets with the hashtag '#CFAengage'. 131 different accounts tweeted an average of 9.46 tweets each. Twitter activity over the two days of the State Forum (2nd/3rd August) is clearly defined: A screen capture of the Conversatio...

Social Media Club Melbourne Emergency Services presentation Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Social Media Club Melbourne (#SMCMelb) are hosting an evening with a panel made up of people from the emergency services sector, on 13th August from 6 pm - 9 pm. THE PANELMark Bayly Online Communications Manager -Victoria PoliceMark Bayly has been at the forefront of the corporate and broadcast digital revolution. When NAB strategically wanted to change how it communicated with their 22,000 staff Mark was charged with delivering live and interactive broadcasts from a bespoke built studio ...

Connection! 2014 16th/17th July at Australian Emergency Management Institute

Two members from VOST Victoria attended the Connection! 2014 event held at the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) on 16th and 17th July - Daniel and Brad. Daniel attended the Masterclass on the 16th as well as the forum on the 17th. Day One of Connection! 2014: Social Media Masterclass Craig Lapsley spoke about a number of things, particularly using existing networks in communities. Craig Thomler from Delib Australia also had some interesting points. With social media, it is...

Snapshot of Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter Traffic

Snapshot of Hazelwood Inquiry Twitter Traffic 16th June 2014 A quick look at some statistics regarding the Twitter traffic we've captured in our TAGS Archive about the Hazelwood Inquiry since 22nd May 2014. Public hearings began on 26th May. There's been a staggering amount of traffic! Some statistics to Monday 16th June 2014: Our archive contains 2,885 tweets since 22nd May 2014.2,333 of these were unique tweets.1,272 tweets contain links (accessible via the archive).There is an a...

A Busy Season

A Busy Season Now that the fire-weather has abated, we'll take a quick look back at some of things we've been doing since we officially came into existence last year. We were conceived at the 'One Step Beyond' conference held in Melbourne in September 2013, which was attended by SMEM volunteers. The conference was hosted by Incident Alert. We were officially registered on 18th October, 2013. VOST Victoria compiled around 100 job notes for the season. Most of these were ...
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