Periscoping Public Safety with Animals

I was discussing some Periscope tips with a few Police PIOs on an upcoming spot with the mounted unit. Great key points in the story, but I cautioned them on the variability and unpredictability of filming with animals.

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Try your best to limit the view to close ups and reduce the amount of wide shots.

Also, consider having cut plan…aka alternate plan in case “stuff” happens.

(I should have posted this on Wednesday huh?)

@rusnivek

 

Preparedness can be funny AND informative

There are times when preparedness messaging needs to make people smile. Take this lion…

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Got the point across? Did it make you smile? Or roar? Either way, it caught your attention.

Yeah, it would be easy to post this image from the National Weather Service (NWS)…

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…because gets the job done. But which one grabs your attention?

The answer is both.

However, by taking a few seconds to create this meme, we as public safety can address an unreachable/uninterested population who enjoys humor and likes animals. Rawr.

Soooooo, it is imperative that we constantly explore and outreach to audiences with creative safety messages. As professionals, we should always explore new avenues and bridge gaps.

Yes, preparedness can be funny AND informative.

@rusnivek