MGT318 – 16.00 Hours

Schedule

Details07/29/20 – 07/30/20Urbana, ILFP MGT318 231Register

Address

Illinois Law Enforcement Cent.

1701 E. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details08/11/20 – 08/12/20Redding, CAFP MGT318 249Register

Address

Shield Regional Trng. Consort.

4300 Caterpillar Road
Redding, CA 96003

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details09/09/20 – 09/09/20Point Mugu Nas, CAFP MGT318 228Register

Address

Naval Base Ventura County

311 Main Rd. Bldg 1 Ste 128
Point Mugu Nas, CA 93042

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details09/22/20 – 09/23/20Ewing, NJFP MGT318 238Register

Address

New Jersey Fusion Center

2 Schwarzkopf Dr.
Ewing, NJ 08628

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details11/12/20 – 11/13/20Highland Heights, KYFP MGT318 241Register

Address

Campbell County Fire Training

10 Fire Training Center Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41076

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details11/18/20 – 11/19/20El Centro, CAFP MGT318 244Register

Address

Naval Air Facility El Centro

1605 Third St., NAF Bldg. 214
El Centro, CA 92243

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details12/09/20 – 12/10/20Estherville, IAFP MGT318 235Register

Address

Iowa Lakes Electric Coop.

702 S. 1st St.
Estherville, IA 51334

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details01/12/21 – 01/13/21Adrian, MIFP MGT318 229Register

Address

Lenawee County Airport

2651 W. Cadmus Rd.
Adrian, MI 49221

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details01/26/21 – 01/27/21Hanford, CAFP MGT318 230Register

Address

Kings Co. Public Health

330 Campus Dr. Bldg #5
Hanford, CA 93230

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details02/10/21 – 02/11/21Arvada, COFP MGT318 245Register

Address

Whisper Creek Community Police

14360 W. 89th Drive
Arvada, CO 80405

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details04/06/21 – 04/07/21Gaylord, MIFP MGT318 247Register

Address

Region 7 Healthcare Coalition

80 Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, MI 49735

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details04/21/21 – 04/22/21Dover, DEFP MGT318 246Register

Address

Deleware State Fire Trng Ctr

1461 Chestnut Grove Road
Dover, DE 19904

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details05/12/21 – 05/13/21North Kansas City, MOFP MGT318 236Register

Address

North Kansas City Fire Dept. S

1815 Howell Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Details06/09/21 – 06/10/21Bristol, TNFP MGT318 243Register

Address

Bristol Regional Medical Cente

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620

Instructor

Shawn Mecham

Start Time

08:00 AM Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Central Daylight Time (CDT)

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course examines the role of public information in all-hazards incident management and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques. In a major incident, it is imperative that community leaders, incident managers, and Public Information Officers (PIOs) are prepared to communicate with the public through traditional and social media. The course consists of three modules.

The first module reviews the topics of terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), national response structures, incident management, and government and agency roles. Participants learn about the passing of information to the public in a WMD, terrorism, or other all-hazards incident and the function of joint information operations.

The second module covers issues unique to interacting with members of the media to help you build more effective relationships and avoid common mistakes when providing information to the press and public.  The module includes a mock press conference exercise in which the class is broken into groups to prepare for and conduct press conferences based on fictional WMD, terrorism, and all-hazards incident scenarios. These scenarios are taken from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Planning Scenarios.

The third module introduces the crisis communication life cycle and crisis communication planning. A six-phase cycle is discussed, with public information objectives and key actions for managing each phase provided. Participants learn how to create a crisis communication plan and develop a crisis communication team to execute it.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Recommended

Topics

  • Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Informing the Public in a WMD, Terrorist, or All-Hazards Incident
  • Conducting emergency public information programs
  • Working with news and social media in a disaster
  • Joint Information Operations
  • The News Media Environment
  • Local Media vs. National Media
  • Building Relationships
  • Social Media
  • Needs of the News Media
  • Initial Statements
  • Press Conferences and Media Opportunities
  • Planning and coordinating press conferences
  • Identifying and preparing spokespersons and experts
  • News Media and the Law
  • Classified National Security Information
  • Crisis Communication Life Cycle
  • Developing an effective crisis communication plan

Suggested Audience

Personnel serving in all emergency response disciplines within a jurisdiction and individuals whose duties may require them to interface with news media representatives during their community’s response to a major incident, including:

  • Jurisdiction’s key elected and appointed officials
  • Public Information Officers (PIOs)
  • Key department heads
  • Key public health and medical personnel
  • First responders
  • Emergency management officials from both the public and private sectors
  • Other key officials whose position might require them to communicate with the press or public in an emergency situation

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 1.60 CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • ACE

Other Information

DHS/FEMA information

This workshop is fully funded through DHS/FEMA and comes at no direct cost to the jurisdiction, and is delivered at a time and place requested by the jurisdiction.

Course size

25 – 35 participants

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900

My skill level as an investigator is instantly increased as a result of this course.

— Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
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