All Hazards Public Information Officer L 952
This course is designed for a PIO assigned to an incident as a member of an All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMTs), Local IMTs, as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help students develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced function to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of PIO in an all-hazard environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
Prerequisites: IS 100, 200, 700, 800; ICS 300, 400
Target Audience: Fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals, designated PIO in their local or state IMT teams
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