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L952 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Public Information Officer Course
Date: 4/16/2018 - 4/20/2018
Location: Bismarck
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ND Department of Emergency Services will be hosting L 952 NIMS ICS All Hazards Public Information Officer course April 16-20, 2018 at the Comfort Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND.

The purpose of this professional development course, E-952 Public Information Officer (PIO), is to provide local and State-level emergency responders with an overview of key duties and responsibilities of a Public Information Officer Type III in a Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). The prerequisites to this course include:
  • IS/ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • ICS 300
  • ICS 400 is recommended

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate, through exercises and a final exam, an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Public Information Officer on an AHIMT.
  • Identify course objective and position-specific resource materials for the position of Public Information Officer.
  • Describe the role and importance of the Public Information Officer position in incident operations, especially as it pertains to initial incident operations.
  • Describe the fundamentals of information operations during incident management.
  • Develop a Communications Strategy for disseminating incident information.
  • Describe the importance of effective media relations and the role of the Public Information Officer in developing and maintaining such relationships.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of Assistant Public Information Officers.
  • Describe how the Public Information Officer may establish and leverage effective community relations.
  • Describe the role of the Public Information Officer as it pertains to handling special situations within incidents.
  • Describe how the Public Information Officer can keep her or himself and those they escort and work with alive and well in the incident environment.
  • Define the Public Information Officers roles and responsibilities during incident transition and demobilization.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Suites, 929 Gateway Ave., Bismarck, ND. Call 701-223-4009 and ask for the "DES Public Information Officer" block of rooms. Reservations must be made by April 2, 2018.

Classes will start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. each day. Please plan accordingly.

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This site updated as of 11/20/2017.