Save the Date: October 26, 2017

What’s Trending: Making Social Media Work for Public Fire Safety Education

The Public Safety Education section of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is offering a one-day training session for fire department representatives and municipal communications experts called “What’s Trending: Making Social Media Work for Public Fire Safety Education.

Who will want to attend:           

  • Public Educators and Fire Prevention Officers
  • Municipal Communications Experts
  • Training Officers
  • Senior Officers in the Fire Department

The OFMEM encourages fire department representatives to bring your municipal communications colleagues to enhance a collaborative approach to social media in your municipalities.

When:          October 26, 2017; 8am to 4pm

Where:         Canadore College, North Bay, ON

Cost:            Registration is free.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS October 10, 2017!  Register today – space is limited!                    

Click on the following link to register for the training session. An agenda and parking details will follow to registered participants.

Why should I attend:

Brian Lambie, President of Redbrick Communications, is a communications expert with extensive experience providing social media and media advice and training to municipalities across Ontario. With the OFMEM, Brian will lead this interactive, one-day session. Highlights will include:

  • how to develop a social media strategy/plan to best engage your community in fire safety;
  • which social media platforms to use to have the biggest impact;
  • the types of messages that are most impactful;
  • tips and tricks to increase your number of followers;
  • software and apps that make social media a breeze;
  • how to create videos, tweets, posts and other social media content in a quick, easy and inexpensive way; and
  • so much more!


The session will include interactive activities and allow attendees to take away resources you can use in your communities immediately. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and go home equipped with resources and ideas

If you have any questions, please contact the OFMEM’s Public Safety Education section. Please share this notice with your colleagues.


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