L105 Public Information and Warning (Basic Academy) Cancelled

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This class is cancelled due to the level of COVID-19 in Burleigh County and North Dakota.  Upcoming changes in course materials from Emergency Management Institute will likely result in this class being combined with G290 Basic Public Information Officer and G291 Joint Information Center/Joint Information Systems in April 2021.

NDDES is sponsoring L105 Public Information and Warning February 23-24, 2021 as part of our Basic Academy series.  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 2-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 or rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Suites, 929 Gateway Ave.  (701-223-4009).  Ask for the Basic Academy block.  This block will be available until February 8, 2021.


Questions may be directed to Larry Regorrah or Brenda Vossler.


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