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G0291: Joint Information System / Joint Information Center Planning - Putney

Course Details

Description

This one-day course will outline the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within ICS.

This is the final prerequisite course for the Advanced Public Information Officer Course April 17-21 in Berlin

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • State the course purpose and objectives.
  • Describe why public information officers train at this level.
  • Define NIMS, and explain where public information fits in.
  • Define ICS and the role of the PIO within ICS.
  • Analyze the communications needs of a single-PIO incident.
  • Given a 5% scenario, analyze the actions and barriers to communications in an expanding incident.
  • Describe the advantages and challenges of working with multiple PIOs.
  • Differentiate between the JIS and the JIC.
  • Describe triggers for JIC activation.
  • Describe the preparedness activities for establishing and maintaining a JIC.
  • Describe flexible and scalable structures for organizing a JIC based on incident needs.
  • Describe circumstances when State and Federal partners might be integrated into the JIS/JIC.
  • Describe the State JIC organizational structures and resources.
  • Describe the Federal ESF #15 organizational structures and resources.
  • Identify strategies for building partnerships at all levels.
  • Given a 5% scenario, demonstrate organizing a JIC.
  • Recall course key points.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main
job or as an auxiliary function at the state, local, or tribal level of government.
It is prerequisite for entry into the Advanced PIO course being held in April 2017 at Berlin, VT.

When: January 27, 2017

Where: Westminster State Police Barracks, 1330 Westminster Heights Road, Putney, VT 05346 

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Maximum participants: 20

Instructor: Mark Bosma

 

Prerequisites

G0290 - Basic Information Officer course (being offered two days prior to course delivery).

Notes

Participants who attend all hours required of this course and successfully pass a final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.
 Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Number of openings: 20
Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to course

To Register

Complete the DEMHS General Registration form.
Complete IS. 29  as listed above and retain your Certificate of Completion.
Scan the DEMHS General Registration form with your IS.29 Certificate of Completion to Homeland Security Training Coordinator at DPS.EMHSTraining@vermont.gov.
Once the completed registration package is received, a confirmation email is sent. (This will serve as your confirmation for registering for the course. Therefore please mark your calendar once you have received this confirmation).

A course email notification will be forth coming in the weeks prior to the course delivery.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

G290: Basic Public Information Officer - Putney

Course Details

Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting G0290 - Basic Public Information Officers Course in Putney. This is one of the classroom prerequisites the Advanced PIO course being held in Vermont in April 2017.  The final prerequisite is being offered the day after this course: G0291 - Joint Information System/Joint Information Center

Course Overview

This 2-day classroom course is an updated, shortened, and revised version of the previous course. The revised
course:

  • Emphasizes skills development
  • Addresses the impact of technology on emergency public information
  • Offers options that allow the states to tailor the instructional methodology to suit their needs while consistently meeting the course learning objectives.

Course Objectives
Demonstrate how to communicate emergency public information effectively in writing to the public through the news media.
Describe actions the PIO can take to prepare for and conduct an effective interview with the news media.
Demonstrate the ability to answer questions effectively during an on-camera interview.
Describe how to effectively perform the responsibilities of the PIO at the scene of an incident.
Describe the JIS/JIC concepts as they apply to the public information function in an expanding incident.
Participate in a panel.

Target Audience
The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, local, or tribal level of government.

It is prerequisite for entry into the Advanced PIO course being held in April 2017 at Berlin, VT.

When: January 25-26, 2017 (must attend both days)

Where: Westminster State Police Barracks, 1330 Westminster Heights Road, Putney, VT 05346 

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM both days.

Maximum participants: 20

Instructor: Mark Bosma

Prerequisites
IS. 29 -  Public Information Officer Awareness https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-29

We encourage all of our partners to attend. If you would like to participate, please follow the application instructions below. Please share this invitation with others in your agency who may be interested in attending as well.

To Register

Complete the DEMHS General Registration form.
Complete IS. 29  as listed above and retain your Certificate of Completion.
Scan the DEMHS General Registration form with your IS.29 Certificate of Completion to Homeland Security Training Coordinator at DPS.EMHSTraining@vermont.gov.
Once the completed registration package is received, a confirmation email is sent. (This will serve as your confirmation for registering for the course. Therefore please mark your calendar once you have received this confirmation).

A course email notification will be forth coming in the weeks prior to the course delivery.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

G290: Basic Public Information Officer - Course Full

COURSE IS FULL

Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting G0290 - Basic Public Information Officers Course in Montpelier. This is one of the classroom prerequisites the Advanced PIO course being held in Vermont in April 2017.

Course Overview

This 2-day classroom course is an updated, shortened, and revised version of the previous course. The revised course:
· Emphasizes skills development.
· Addresses the impact of technology on emergency public information.
· Offers options that allow the states to tailor the instructional methodology to suit their needs while consistently meeting the course learning objectives.

Course Objectives
Demonstrate how to communicate emergency public information effectively in writing to the public through the news media.
Describe actions the PIO can take to prepare for and conduct an effective interview with the news media.
Demonstrate the ability to answer questions effectively during an on-camera interview.
Describe how to effectively perform the responsibilities of the PIO at the scene of an incident.
Describe the JIS/JIC concepts as they apply to the public information function in an expanding incident.
Participate in a panel.

Target Audience
The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, local, or tribal level of government.

It is prerequisite for entry into the Advanced PIO course being held in April 2017 at Berlin, VT.

When: November 14 & 15, 2016 (must attend both days)

Where: Pavilion Auditorium,  109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM both days.

Maximum participants: 20

Instructor: Mark Bosma

Prerequisites
IS. 29 -  Public Information Officer Awareness https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-29

We encourage all of our partners to attend. If you would like to participate, please follow the application instructions below. Please share this invitation with others in your agency who may be interested in attending as well.

To Register

Complete the DEMHS General Registration form.
Complete IS. 29  as listed above and retain your Certificate of Completion.
Scan the DEMHS General Registration form with your IS.29 Certificate of Completion to Homeland Security Training Coordinator at DPS.EMHSTraining@vermont.gov.
Once the completed registration package is received, a confirmation email is sent. (This will serve as your confirmation for registering for the course. Therefore please mark your calendar once you have received this confirmation).

A course email notification will be forth coming in the weeks prior to the course delivery.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

PER 213: Wide Area Search - Pittsford

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Registration

Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Department of Fire Safety – Vermont Fire Academy is hosting PER – 213 - Wide Area Search  instructed by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

  • Course Overview: When disaster strikes it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy needed resources. The TEEX /NERRTC Wide Area Search course is an excellent training opportunity for nearly any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency.  The discipline applies to a vast number of critical situations including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.  Participants are instructed in practical search methods and skills so they can perform systematic searches over a large affected area.  The training includes challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event concludes with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course.  The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable, experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the Nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav and Rita, the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation, and many other incidents that required these same comprehensive strategies
  • Target Audience: Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) members and Search and Rescue (SAR) members.

When: June 20, & 21, & 22, 2016 (Must attend all sessions)

Where: Vermont Fire Academy, 93 Davison Drive, Pittsford, VT 05763.

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Maximum Seating – 40

If you would like to participate, please follow the application instructions below. Please share this invitation with others in your agency who may be interested in attending as well.

To Register:

  1. Complete the DEMHS General Registration form.
  2. Send to Homeland Security Training Coordinator at DPS.EMHSTraining@vermont.gov.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:00pm

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