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EMERG 220 - Managing Emergency Information

3.0 Credits
Provides the basic skills and resources to successfully process and disseminate information during an emergency situation, including dealing with the media, family members, the general public, and a variety of governmental, private and industry agencies.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the incident command team, specifically the Public Information Officer and function of a Joint Information Center (JIC). [REASON]
  2. Establish cooperative relations with the stakeholders involved in an emergency situation, including other sources of information. [REASON]
  3. Develop skills to deal with special circumstances such as fatalities, and evacuations or other protective actions. [REASON]
  4. Explain the fundamentals of information management, the need to filter information and various ways to present information to different groups. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Design a variety of information tools such as fact sheets, press releases, printed materials, as well as networking and multi-media options, including the internet, web-based communications etc. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Identify and analyze the role of external influences involved in an emergency response situation: media, business and industry, government and non-profit agencies as well as volunteer groups. [EXPLORE]
  7. Disseminate specific information while determining a need to know strategy and develop a confirmation and clearance of release policy (Privacy Rules and Regulations) and a process for compiling and tracking information. [ACT]

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