Monday, May 18, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 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:
**All 'IS' (Independent Study) courses can be taken through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute Independent Study site here: FEMA Independent Study
FEMA's 119 Registration Form must be included with your application. Complete it, sign it, have your supervisor or Agency Head sign line 22a & b. If you are NOT in Washington State, please have your State Training Officer sign line 23a. If you ARE in Washington State, you may attach the form without the State Training Officer signature.
Full-time public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites.
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
*APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON MAY 1ST*
Do not apply if you haven't completed the prerequisites or you don't meet the target audience.