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FEMA Systems Training

I think FEMA’s public information system training fits very well with our class understanding of crisis. The Public Information System gives the processes, procedures, and systems needed to effectively communicate with the public. This video gives an example of how The National Incident Management System shows their audience how to handle crisis.  FEMA states that one of the main NIMS goals is to inform the public, which has been one of the core focuses of our class all semester.  The point of our press conferences was to learn how to properly inform the class.
NIMS provides three principles regarding public information

  1. The PIO supports the Incident Command.
  2. Public information functions must be coordinated and integrated across jurisdictions and functional agencies; among Federal, State, local, and tribal partners; and with private-sector and nongovernmental organizations, such as the American Red Cross.
  3. Organizations participating in incident management retain their independence.

Our classes focuses on how to handle crises and disasters, which is the main subject of FEMA’s PIS.  NIMS has different officers to control the communication, such as the Logistics Officer, Planning Officer, Financial Officer, etc.  Obviously these are the same roles that were used during our Team Press Conference.

Our class and the FEMA training are almost identical.  It’s hard to find any differences

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  1. October 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    So, do you think this training added anything to your understanding of crisis or disaster communication or was it just repetitive of what we’ve already discussed? Should we have done this training before the class press conferences?

    Your “video” link didn’t seem to link to a video.

  1. October 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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