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This advanced course builds on the foundations established in the Basic Public Information Officer course series:
The course provides participants the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a joint information center. The training will allow students to develop the skills to coordinate a message once developed and to modify if problems or sources of confusion arise. It discusses techniques to develop strategic messaging in support of incident action plans, managing joint information centers including personnel and stress. The course uses exercises as well as lectures to achieve objectives.
Full-time public Information personnel who have completed the prerequisites. The “G” course requirements can be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities. Waiver requests must be in writing and submitted to Admissions. Part-time public information officers with approval from course manager.
Part-time public information officers can be admitted if approved by course manager.
Federal External Affairs staff members may be allowed into the course, but must be on their own funding.
REQUIRED PREREQUISITES:IS-42 Social Media in Emergency ManagementIS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.)IS-120.a An Introduction to ExercisesIS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (or discipline specific course)IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action PlanIS-250.A: Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information DistributionIS-251: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting AuthoritiesIS-700.a National Incident Management System, In IntroductionIS-702.a NIMS Public Information SystemsIS-800.B: National Response Framework, An IntroductionG0289 Public Information Officer Awareness (or IS-29 PIO Awareness online course)G0290 Basic Public Information Officer G0291 Joint Information System/Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local PIOsExceptions can be made by course manager upon written request.RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES:I-300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding IncidentsIS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for EveryoneIS-650.A: Building Partnerships with Tribal GovernmentsIS-660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Course Length: 4 days
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For admission and campus information call the NETC Admissions Office, 301-447-1035.
For course content information call Phil Politano, 301.447.1343 philip.politano.fema.dhs.gov