Purpose: This Emergency Management Basic Academy course introduces the participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management along with the 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 which gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.
Prerequisite: L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management is recommended
Location: Wytheville Community College, Grayson Hall, Room 219, 1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
Registration Instructions: Registration will be done electronically via the Commonwealth of Virginia Knowledge Center at: https://covlc.virginia.gov/. Deadline to register is August 9th, 2018.
If you need help or have questions, please contact the Help Desk at 804-897-9995, 8-5 M-F or email: LMSHelp@vdem.virginia.gov.
Date:August 23, 2018 – August 24, 2018
Time:8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:Wytheville Community College, Grayson Hall, Room 219, 1000 East Main Street Wytheville, Virginia 24382
Course Manager:Candice Crockett