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G0291 JIS/JIC Planning Workshop
August 1, 2018Free
Public information consists of the processes, procedures, and systems to communicate timely, accurate, and accessible information to affected audiences. Armed with good information, people are better able to make good decisions and, by doing so; contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property. Personnel tasked with gathering, verifying, coordinating, and disseminating public information at the federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial levels bear this considerable responsibility concurrently with other job assignments. These Public Information Officers (PIOs) must be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills they will use on the job.
This course is designed for PIOs with experience in the field who will be working in a Joint Information System/Joint Information Center (JIS/JIC). This course will outline the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within the Incident Command System (ICS).
- State the course purpose and objectives. (Unit 1)
- Describe why public information officers train at this level. (Unit 1)
- Define NIMS, and explain where public information fits in. (Unit 2)
- Define ICS and the role of the PIO within ICS. (Unit 2)
- Analyze the communications needs of a single-PIO incident. (Unit 2)
- Given a 5% scenario, analyze the actions and barriers to communications in an expanding incident. (Unit 3)
- Describe the advantages and challenges of working with multiple PIOs. (Unit 3)
- Differentiate between the JIS and the JIC. (Unit 4)
- Describe triggers for JIC activation. (Unit 4)
- Describe the preparedness activities for establishing and maintaining a JIC. (Unit 4)
- Describe flexible and scalable structures for organizing a JIC based on incident needs. (Unit 4)
- Describe circumstances when state and Federal partners might be integrated into the JIS/JIC. (Unit 5)
- Describe the State JIC organizational structures and resources. (Unit 5)
- Describe the Federal ESF #15 organizational structures and resources. (Unit 5)
- Identify strategies for building partnerships at all levels. (Unit 5)
- Given a 5% scenario, demonstrate organizing a JIC. (Unit 6)
- Recall course key points. (Unit 7)
The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial level of government, and in the private and nongovernmental sectors.
Kirkland Emergency Management