This class is now replacing G290 Basic Public Information Officer and G291 Joint Information Center/Joint Information Systems and will be accepted as the pre-requisite for L388 Advanced Public Information Officer.
NDDES is sponsoring L105 Public Information and Warning April 13-15, 2021 as part of our Basic Academy series and in replacement of G290 Basic Public Information Officer and G291 Joint Information Center/Joint Information Systems class. Class will be held at the Quality Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. each day.
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 3-day classroom course that gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.
This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.
NDDES will provide travel reimbursement for appropriate participants that live or work in ND and travel more than 50 miles to attend. We cover hotel and meal per diem according to state policy. We do not cover mileage or fuel costs.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck (701-223-1911) and will be available until March 31, 2021. Ask for the Public Information block.