Online Tool Yet Another Way to Stay ‘In the Know’
BATH, Maine, December 1, 2014 – The Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) recently unveiled their new Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SagadahocCountyEMA), offering users of the popular social media site an opportunity to both receive and share timely information
on issues critical to the health, safety and well-being of county residents and visitors alike. SCEMA’s new Facebook presence serves as another way the county is working to maintain a useful and continuous dialogue with the public.
“It is incumbent upon us as Emergency Managers to meet people where they are and make information as accessible as possible,” stated Eric Sawyer, Director of the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency. “Increasingly, our residents turn to social media for news. Following the SCEMA on Facebook will ensure the public not only has access to information provided by the County, but just as importantly, it will facilitate a two-way dialogue and serve as a way for users to notify and engage us about issues of concern in their communities.”
SCEMA joins the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and the Sagadahoc County Communications Center as county agencies that utilize social media to better serve the public. “Facebook has become a critical crime fighting tool,” said Joel Merry, Sagadahoc County Sheriff. “Those who follow us on our Facebook page serve as a few thousand additional eyes and ears out in the community. Their feedback has been invaluable as we work together to protect and serve the public. It’s a tremendous resource.”
Along with establishing a direct line of communication with county emergency management personnel, followers of the SCEMA Facebook page will have access to information such as: emergency preparedness tips, power outage restoration efforts, notifications of community events and emergency management activities, timely public health information and more.
Those wishing to stay ‘in the know’ are encouraged to follow the Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency by visiting http://www.facebook.com/SagadahocCountyEMA today.