The fire response folks at Montana DNRC are hoping to introduce a little 21st Century tech this year by announcing wildfire developments via Twitter . . .
Fire response coordinators in Montana will use the social media website Twitter this year for the first time as a way to update residents of wildfire developments such as road closures and evacuation notices…
“The goal is to be able to provide updates, particularly on initial attacks or extended attacks, when it’s a fast-moving situation,” Grassy said.
The updates from the Twitter page @MTDNRCFIRE, will be another tool used by the state to update wildfires in addition to telephone alert systems that can target homes and cellphones in specific geographic regions and the fire information website InciWeb.