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IS-702 National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Public Information Systems

 

Course Overview

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. This includes public information.

The public information systems described in NIMS are designed to effectively manage public information at an incident, regardless of the size and complexity of the situation or the number of entities involved in the response.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to facilitate NIMS compliance by providing you with the basic information and tools that you need to apply the NIMS public information systems and protocols during incident management.

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define NIMS public information systems to include onsite operations, the Joint Information System (JIS), and the Joint Information Center (JIC), and how they relate to each other.
  • Describe the JIS/JIC process of gathering, verifying, coordinating, and disseminating information by public information and incident management personnel.
  • Identify each agency involved in given emergency situations and the role of each in the JIS to ensure appropriate situational awareness information is communicated to the public.
  • Define key terms related to public information systems to include the relationship with multi agency coordination systems and the field.
  • Identify typical resource requirements for public information systems.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for local and State public information officers and takes approximately three hours to complete.

Prerequisites

N/A.  However, completion of IS 700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is recommended.

To take this course, Click on the following Link:

IS 702 - Public Information Systems