Learn how a Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate with the media and public, and how to set up and operate a Joint Information Center (JIC) during any emergency: campus shooting, chemical release, oil spill, hurricane, flooding, or terrorist attack. This PIO/JIC seminar is recommended for all Incident Commanders, Public Information Officers, Joint Information Center staff, and Media Spokespersons for any local, state, federal agencies, schools, hospitals, private sector industry and non-governmental organizations who would work together to respond to any emergency under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The 2-day seminar is divided into 4 modules; you can attend any or all four of the modules:Module #1: NIMS IS-702.A (NIMS Public Information Systems)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn the PIO’s responsibilities under Incident or Unified Command and how the PIO must establish a Joint Information System (JIS) under NIMS; updated by FEMA in June 2010, this course must be completed by all PIOs under the new NIMS Training Plan. Module #2: Public Information under the 2013 Area Contingency Plan
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
USCG, EPA, TGLO, and TCEQ have adopted a new Area Contingency Plan in 2013 for oil spills, hazmat releases, and marine fires in navigable waters of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston and Harris Counties, including the Ship Channels and Intracoastal Waterway. The new Public Information section explains the role of the Responsible Party in a JIC, includes sample news releases, fact sheets and media advisories with a new Command approval process for quicker dissemination to social media, websites, and the public. Module #3: National Response Team Joint Information Center Model
Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Just updated in April 2013 to include “lessons learned” from BP Deepwater Horizon and the Enbridge oil spills, this new national JIC model can expand to fit any size and type of emergency; you’ll get org charts, job descriptions, sample forms and checklists to set up, equip, and operate a JIC with local, state, federal, and other Response Partners.
Module #4: JIC Tabletop Exercise
Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Students who attend the NRT JIC Model training will be assigned PIO and JIC roles, then explain how they’d set up a physical or virtual JIC for a major hurricane affecting the Houston/Galveston region and communicate with the media and public. This is a great opportunity to practice before the Regional JIC Functional Exercise on July 24, 2013. Training LocationThis classroom training will be conducted in the EOC Training Room in the La Porte Police Department at 3001 North 23rd Street in La Porte, TX 77571. A map is available on the online registration page. Each student receives a seminar workbook, handouts, pen and highlighter. Free coffee, juice and bottled water will also be provided, but lunch is on your own both days.
Online RegistrationRegister online at http://mediaconsultants.eventbrite.com using any major credit card. The deadline to register or cancel your registration is 12 noon on Friday, July 5, 2013.PrerequisitesNo previous PIO or JIC experience is required. Completion of IS-700.A (NIMS Introduction) is recommended but not required. Visit: http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/is700a.aspQuestions?Contact Chuck Wolf at Media Consultants at 281-980-1400 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Module 1: NIMS IS-702.a 75.00
Module 2: Public Info under ACP 75.00
Module 3: NRT JIC Model 75.00
Module 4: JIC Table Top Exercise 75.00
DISCOUNT: All 4 Modules 260.00