Monday, August 22, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
The National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) devote significant attention to the importance of emergency public information. Public information is one-third of one-fifth of NIMS under Command and Management, placing public information at the same level as the Incident Command System (ICS).
With public information included as a function within NIMS and ICS, it is critical to address and provide training for this important element of emergency management.
EMI's Public Information Officer (PIO) training curriculum includes courses delivered at the awareness, basic, intermediate, advanced and master levels.
The advanced level course is the fourth in the public information training series. It teaches participants additional skills for use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning as it relates to Joint Information Center (JIC) operations.
The goal of this course is to:
Methods of alternative messaging
Long term messaging
Expanding incident staff management
**If you are submitting the G PIO courses as prerequisite, please note that the G0291 is required. Waiver of the G0291 will be made on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the course manager and APIO manager at EMI.
All 'IS' (Independent Study) courses can be taken through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute Independent Study site here: FEMA Independent Study
Full-time public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites.
Participants must have a minimum of 2 full years of full-time public information experience.
Class size is limited. Student selection is determined by target audience, prerequisite completion, and agency needs.
King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Stephanie M. Hakala
Washington Emergency Management
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
Accommodations may include:
Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)
CART– Real-time captioning
Other Language needs - please indicate
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at email@example.com. We will be happy to assist you.
*APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON AUGUST 10th*
Do not apply if you haven't completed the prerequisites or you don't meet the target audience.
Please note that once you have been confirmed into the course, you will then be directed to complete the NETC application through EMI.