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JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs (G-291)

As an incident expands in complexity, often multiple agencies, departments, and jurisdictions may be integrated into incident management activities both at the command and coordination levels. In a multiagency response, several Public Information Officers (PIOs) may be assigned to the incident, requiring increased coordination. The National Incident Management System (NIMS), based on best practices, recommends that responders establish: The Joint Information System (JIS)-The JIS provides the mechanism to organize, integrate, and coordinate information to ensure timely, accurate, accessible, and consistent messaging across multiple jurisdictions and/or disciplines, including the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The Joint Information Center (JIC): The JIC is used to ensure coordination of public information during incidents that involve multiple agencies and/or jurisdictions. The Incident Command/Unified Command may use a JIC to support the gathering, verification, coordination, and dissemination of accurate, accessible, and timely information. The JIC is a central location that facilitates operation of the JIS. This training will: Equip PIOs with the skills needed to establish and operate a JIS/JIC. Impart a working knowledge of operational practices for performing PIO duties within the NIMS multiagency coordination system.

Date(s)  Wed. Nov 20, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Location Wake Forest University - Moricle Suite, 5th floor of McCreary Tower
475 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem NC 27105 
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Building/Room Moricle Suite, 5th floor McCreary Tower 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Forsyth County 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length 1 Day 
Course Hours
Prerequisites Basic Public Information Officer Course (G-290.b)
ICS 100 and 200, Basic PIO (G-290, G-290.a, OR G-290.b)

Offering Specific Information

This course is being funded by the Winston Salem/Forsyth County Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Grant Project.  Priority will be granted to local and regional stakeholders.

Point of Contact:   Tricia Chappell   (757)434-0475    or   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk