Join Your Peers Online at the Only Social Media Event for Public Safety Professionals and First Responders

Pre-Summit Workshop: April 9, 2024
General Summit: April 10–11, 2024


Presenting Thought Leaders You’ll Meet Online

Learn from a mix of industry leaders who will share the proven social media strategies they use to grow their agency's online communities. 

Kendra Loney

Kendra Loney

Community Services Officer & Public Information Officer
Nashville Fire Department & Nashville Office of Emergency Management

Captain Brennan Matherne

Captain Brennan Matherne

Public Information Officer
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office

Julie Martin

Julie Martin

Public Information Officer
Lee County Sheriff's Office

Judy Pal

Judy Pal

Instructor and Consultant
10-8 Communications LLC

Bronlea Mishler

Bronlea Mishler

Bronlea M Consulting

Joseph Porcelli

Joseph Porcelli

Global Public Agency Lead

Sophia Champieux

Sophia Champieux

Public Relations Manager
Orange County Fire Authority

Kayla Dale

Kayla Dale

Amador Fire Protection District

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Two jam-packed days tailored to your role in public safety.
Don't miss this First Responder social media conference!

We bring over 10 years of experience in social media education. That means you can count on a vetted, specially curated series of sessions and seasoned, experienced speakers to tackle topics that impact your agency or department’s social media strategy.

Share experiences and learn new social media strategies with your first response and public safety colleagues from around the globe — virtually!

Network with agency peers from across the country. With agencies from around the globe, SMSsummit is your best resource for fresh social media ideas.

Learn strategies and tips for tackling issues most important to first responders including social media and crisis communications, humanizing staff, improving agency reputation, and building relationships with your community.

Be your team’s social media champion! We’ll help you build the foundations of a sustainable, scalable social media policy that you can easily share with leadership and use to train and empower your team.

Get all your social media questions answered through speaker Q&A, live chat, and discussions with other attendees.

Assess and audit your current social media initiatives. Leave with and results-focused initiatives you can immediately apply to your agency or department.

Who should attend

If you're a First Responder, Command Staff, or professional that manages your public safety agency's social media channels, this event is for you!

  • Public Information & Public Affairs
  • Administrative Support
  • Communications
  • Digital Marketing & Digital Media
  • Emergency Management
  • Social Media & Content Management
  • Community Service, Education & Outreach
  • Community Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Engagement

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Hear what public safety professionals think about our summit

This was a fantastic conference! As a solo PIO over an entire city, the public safety aspect is unique, and this helped me gain tips and tools to improve our social media for police and fire. It also gave me the opportunity to network and create a group of people in the same job position to collaborate with.”

City of Lodi

All of the content has been so accessible and informative — very "edu-taining"! The presenters have been knowledgeable and relatable, and their real-life examples make it easy to understand how to implement strategies to enhance community engagement and effective messaging via social media. I definitely recommend the conference and hope to attend again next year!”

Township of Kalamazoo Police Department

The SMSsummit is filled with a variety of relevant and informative sessions. I have learned so much that I will be able to apply to my department's social media strategy and I am excited to see the results.”

Brantford Fire

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