Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily
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This course introduces participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management, along with basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages. This is a 2-day classroom course that gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.
Describe the public information and warning Core Capability, including:
If a participant is taking this course as part of the Academy, then he or she should take E/L0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, first. If a participant is taking this course on its own for its planning information and not in fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no prerequisites.
This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.
Priority seating will be given to students completing the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.