Appears that the Los Angeles fire department is on the cutting edge of Web 2.0, with a wave of innovation that has moved the internet away from the static screen and helped turn it into a dynamic, world-wide community.
Projects include a Flickr group, a YouTube channel, a blog, Gabcast and Jaiku. Also under consideration is a Twitter disaster feed for LA residents, not a bad idea where cataclysmic earthquakes, fires, rains and mudslides are part of the SoCal life.
With the Twitter feed every time fire trucks roll or rescue helicopters fly in the city, details of the emergency go out on Twitter. It will be interesting to see how popular this becomes - currently the volume of followers is just under 1,000.