London Ambulance Service is one of the first 999 services to sign up for Twitter Alerts which is launched in the UK today (Monday 18 November).
The Service is one of 57 organisations which can send Twitter Alerts as a text message, highlighted tweet or app notification in times of crisis.
By clicking on the link on the @Ldn_Ambulance Twitter home page followers will be directed to a set up page where they can subscribe to the Service’s Alerts.
Director of Operations, Jason Killens, said: “In times of crisis the public turns to us for information and advice. We already use social media sites to share information with Londoners but Twitter Alerts helps us highlight critical information to our followers by giving tweets added visibility.
“We only envisage using Alerts in a crisis or disaster.”
Nearly 60 UK organisations have signed up for Twitter Alerts including police forces and government offices.
Twitter Alerts comes to the UK and Ireland today after initially being launched in the US in September 2013.
To subscribe to these notifications visit the London Ambulance Service Alert setup page at https://twitter.com/ldn_ambulance/alerts
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Notes to editors
- A full list of participating organisations can be found at https://about.twitter.com/products/alerts/participating-organizations
- To follow us on Twitter and sign up for Twitter Alerts go to www.twitter.com/Ldn_Ambulance
- More information about Twitter Alerts is available from https://about.twitter.com/products/alerts