AWR 209

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AWR 209 Working with the Media: A course for Rural First Responders

Course Description

Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 7-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.

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Course Prerequisites

*No Prerequisites for this course


Emergency ManagementEmergency Medical ServicesFire ServiceGovernmental AdministrativeHealthcareLaw EnforcementPublic Health

Core Capabilities

Infrastructure SystemsOn-Scene Security and ProtectionOperational CommunicationsOperations CoordinationPhysical Protective MeasuresPublic Information and WarningSituational Assessment