In times of crisis, the public rely on emergency services, government organisations and charities to share critical information as quickly as possible. With the launch of Twitter Alerts in Australia, Twitter is making it easier for those organisations to get that critical information to the right people at the right time.
It’s a new system which will be used by such public organisations as police and fire rescue services to send critical information to people during emergencies and natural disasters.
More than a dozen organisations have signed up to the Twitter Alerts programme to date, including the Australian state police force from five states, several state fire services, the Red Cross, and key national and local government departments. The full list of participating public institutes and their Twitter handles includes:
- The NSW Rural Fire Service (@NSWRFS): Subscribe
- NSW Police (@nswpolice): Subscribe
- Victorian Police (@VictoriaPolice): Subscribe
- Queensland Police (@QPSmedia): Subscribe
- Western Australia Police (@WA_Police): Subscribe
- South Australian Police (@SAPoliceNews): Subscribe
- Australian Government’s travel advisory (@smartraveller): Subscribe
- The Department of Health (@healthgovau): Subscribe
- Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW): Subscribe
- Country Fire Service South Australia (@CFSAlerts): Subscribe
- The City of Brisbane (@brisbanecityqld): Subscribe
- The City of Sydney (@CityofSydney): Subscribe
- The Australian Red Cross (@RedCrossAU): Subscribe