Joint Information Center – How Does It Work

Course Description:

There are three sections in this course

Section 1: Defining the Joint Information to the Public
Section 2: Getting Information to the Public
Section 3: Staffing and Organizational Structure
There are practice activities/exercises throughout the lessons. These practice activities/exercises will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these lessons. There is a Post-test at the end of lesson 3.

Intended Audience
Local and state public information officers

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the function of the Joint Information Center within the Incident Command System (ICS).
Discuss the role of the JIC in coordinating and disseminating official information.
Describe the JIC organizational structure.
Describe the roles and responsibilities of the JIC staff

Sponsor: Insitiute for Public Health Partice at the University of Iowa
Training Format: Online course
Publish Date: 2014
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