Dec 2020 Offering

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 (18 Open Seats)
Region
State
Location
Virtual Offering
Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led Course, MO 65102
POST Approved
Yes
Target Audiences
Public Health, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Government Administrative, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire, and Medical (Hospital)
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
Bennett, Jason City of Butler
Crane, Justin Cass County
Denney, Michael City of Nevada
Goodman, Walt Boone Co. Fire Protection Dist.
GOYEA-FURLONG, EMILY City of Moberly
Hendrix, Brett SEMA
Hite, Tim Missouri State Defense Force
Miller, David Laclede County COAD
O'Day, Michael Osage Beach Police Dept
Rayhart, Michael Miller County Emergency Management
Russell, Amy Springfield-Greene County OEM
VanWey, Jeremy Warrensburg Fire Department