Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - Joint Information System/Center

Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local Public Information Officers (PIOs) (G291)
Course Description: The purpose of this 1-day course is to build on the solo PIO competencies gained in the Basic Public Information Officers (PIO) (G290) course to applying those skills in an expanding incident where coordination is enhanced through the establishment of a Joint Information System (JIS)/Joint Information Center (JIC).  This training will equip PIOs with the skills needed to establish and operate in a JIS/JIC. Participants will also gain a working knowledge of operational practices for performing PIO duties within the NIMS multiagency coordination system.  The course will demonstrate how JIC concepts are applied in a flexible and scalable manner at the local levels.
Selection Criteria: Selection Criteria:  The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function primarily at State, local, or Tribal levels of government. A secondary audience for the awareness component of this training includes individuals who would benefit from a general understanding of the emergency public information function. This audience would include elected and other officials with responsibilities that would necessitate their working with PIOs or the news media during an emergency incident.
Required This training is designed on the assumption that participants will have completed the following courses:
Public Information Officer Awareness Training (G289). This is awareness-level training suitable for new PIOs taken alone or before G290, Basic Public Information Officers (PIO), or for elected or other officials who want an overview of emergency public information.
Basic PIO This 2 day classroom course places an emphasis on skills development and the impact of technology on emergency public information.
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