London Fire Brigade turn to Twitter
DAILY fire updates are now available to curious Havering residents after London Fire Brigade launched its official Twitter feed.
It follows a successful trial, where officers Tweeted on a range of high-profile incidents in the capital, including a fire affecting the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, and inferno in a Deptford tower block in which six people were rescued.
One of the more recent Tweets was of the rescue of three youngsters from waist-high mud in Hornchurch, last week.
The brigade will use Twitter – which allows members to microblog up to 140 characters - to keep the public and media informed during major incidents.
Rita Dexter, the Brigade’s deputy commissioner, said: “Londoners lead busy lives and need to have the latest information fast. By using Twitter, we’re able to get accurate information out more quickly.”