This course is designed for Public Information Officers as well as public relations and/or corporate communication professionals who may find themselves assigned to a staff position within a Joint Information Center during a response to an incident. It is intended to provide applicable guidance and best practices for anyone assuming a position within a JIC during the initial response up to and including a Type 2 incident. It is not intended to be position specific training.
Individuals will use an industry best practice Joint Information Center model, job aids, training manual, and scenario information to articulate and understand the function of a JIC, how it works in conjunction with ICS, and the roles and responsibilities of key JIC positions during incidents and events.
This course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises that provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the skills required of a JIC. This course includes a copy of our new companion JIC job aid and a post-training test to ensure that students understand their roles and responsibilities with a JIC.
Specific Course Topics
- Review of ICS use and the roles and responsibilities during the initial response stage
- List the responsibilities and function of a JIC in relation to ICS
- Compare/Contrast Public Relations w/ Public Information
- Define a Joint Information System and how the JIC operates within it
- Identify the steps for establishing information flow
- Identify initial response tasks and positions
- Explain the benefits of establishing a JIC structure
- Explain the responsibilities of the PIO
- Explain the responsibilities of the JIC Manager
- Identify each APIO position and their corresponding specialist positions
- Explain the purpose and key components of daily JIC briefings
Public relations and/or corporate communication professionals who may find themselves assigned to a staff position within a Joint Information Center during a response
Duration: Two days (16 hours)