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L388 Advanced PIO Coming Soon
Date: 1/1/2020 - 1/5/2020
Location: Bismarck
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ND is on the waiting list to host L388 Advanced PIO course in fiscal year 2020!

Course Description:
The Advanced Public Information Officer course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.
Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership

Course Prerequisites:
1. IS- 42 Social Media in Emergency Management
2. IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.)
3. IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (or discipline specific course)
4. IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan (Waived if ICS-300 completed)
5. IS-250.a: Emergency Support Function #15 (ESF 15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution
6. IS-247.a: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) (or either IS-248 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public or IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Authorities
7. IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
8. IS-702.a NIMS Public Information Systems
9. IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
10. G0289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training (or IS-29 PIO Awareness on-line course)
11. G0290 Basic Public Information Officers Course (or S203 Public Information Officer or E/L 952 All Hazard Incident Management PIO)
12. G0291 Joint Information System/Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local PIOs (may be waived with written request of Course Manager).

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites listed in the Prerequisites section below, and/or pre-course knowledge check. The “G” course prerequisites may be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities. Written requests for waivers must be submitted to STO and/or National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Admissions Office.


Contact Brenda Vossler or Larry Regorrah for any questions or to get on the list for this course. Registration will open when dates are finalized with the Emergency Management Institute.




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