In a fast-moving, social media-driven world where a public safety incident can quickly become a viral social media problem. Often before public safety officials have compiled accurate facts, social media may quickly dispense information that is inaccurate, incomplete and potentially dangerous for first responders, victims and others who are impacted. Correcting misinformation after the fact is a challenge in which municipalities should not have to spend valuable time that should be spent managing an incident and its aftermath.
EGLahr PR & Media maintains a niche service for cities and towns seeking to rapidly develop and distribute to the media — and social media — accurate public safety incident information. Many small and medium-sized communities have few resources to manage the development of prompt, accurate press releases for the public. Using the best skills acquired through years of police, fire and court reporting for regional media outlets, EGLahr PR & Media can quickly decipher and translate incident reports for public distribution.
Our company provides:
- On-call media relations services for police/fire departments
- Prompt and accurate press release development and distribution to relevant media outlets and municipal social media pages
- Managing and directing media inquiries to the proper public safety spokesperson
- Media monitoring and follow-up in the aftermath of an incident
- Development of municipal fire/police social media pages
- Counseling/training on best practices for use of municipal social media in an emergency
- Critical incident communications coordination
In addition, EGLahr PR & Media provides general media relations services for cities and towns who wish to communicate routine but essential news for their residents, businesses and visitors. Examples of such media releases include:
- Street closures for construction projects
- Announcement of local grants and grant awards
- Public health notices
- General news and information
Let us know how we can serve your municipality in streamlining your public communications. Meanwhile, see how