Dec 2020 Offering

This course has been completed.

Course
AWR209-V - Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders
Date & Times
Dec 1, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Dec 2, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description

AWR 209 Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders is designed to provide emergency responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to interact with the media and perform public information functions in preparation for and during incidents. Many agencies from small and rural communities do not have a full- or part-time public information officer (PIO) on staff and responders often assume this responsibility without formal training and practice. The intent of this course is to prepare responders for interacting with the media when required, whether it be roadside at the scene of an incident or for conveying directions to the public in a crisis situation.

Course Objectives
-Manage camera crews that show up unannounced at an incident scene.
-Know how to handle and control high-pressure TV interviews.
-Know where to look and what to say during the interview.
-Develop standard operating guidelines for responding to reporter calls.
-Use the Internet and social media for educating the public on hazards.

*Participants are required to use their own computer, tablet, or smartphone during the course. No group settings.

Hours
6
Max Attendance
30 (7 Open Seats)
Region
State
Location
Virtual Offering
Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led Course, MO 65102
POST Approved
Yes
Target Audiences
Public Health, Medical (Hospital), Law Enforcement, Government Administrative, Fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Emergency Management
Availability
Open To The Public
Prerequisites
None Set
Registrant Notes

December 1st and 2nd; 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT AND HAVE INDIVIDUAL INTERNET ACCESSIBLE DEVICE. Minimum of 20 students for course to be held.


Course Roster

Course registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Brusherd, Miles U.S. Coast Guard
Cantrell, Christel Howell County Rural Fire District #1
Carlyle, Tara Western Missouri Medical Center
Crane, Justin Cass County
Currier, Bekki Holden R-III School District
Denney, Michael City of Nevada
Dropic, Boris Orange Police Department
Goodman, Walt Boone Co. Fire Protection Dist.
Hendrix, Brett SEMA
Henley, Samantha Benton/Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency
Hite, Tim MOCERT1
Jennings, Bailey Johnson County Emergency Management Agency
Jennings, Kimberly Johnson County Central Dispatch E-911
Luebbert, Caty SEMA
Marler, Jacob City of Ash Grove
Matheny, Erin Sedalia-Pettis County EMA
Merrill, Mark Caldwell County EMD
O'Day, Michael Osage Beach Police Dept
Ogden, Kerry Moody Volunteer Fire Department/ American Red Cross
Poteet, Cassidy Johnson County Emergency Management
Schleicher, Samuel University of Central Missouri
Tietsort, Nicholas Audrain County EMA
VanWey, Jeremy Warrensburg Fire Department