AWR-209: Working with the Media: A Course for Rural First Responders
Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 8-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give print/electronic media interviews, write news releases, provide information at the scene, and how they fit into the joint information system. Register for a class by selecting a class date from the Training Schedule, click on the Registration link above the course description to access a registration form for that class. Request a new class to be scheduled in your area by submitting a Request a Course form.
*Participant must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign national approved by DHS. Recommended (not required): IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), and IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS).