Jun 2021 Offering

This course is currently locked from receiving new registrations.

K105 - Public Information and Warning
Date & Times
Jun 1 - 3, 2021 from 12 PM - 4 PM; Jun 8 - 10, 2021 from 12 PM - 4 PM

This course introduces participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management, along with basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages. This is a 2-day classroom course that gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.

Selection Criteria: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Max Attendance
20 (No Open Seats)
Virtual Offering
Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led Course, MO 65102
POST Approved
Target Audiences
Emergency Management
Open To The Public
None Set
Registrant Notes

*Priority given to those completing the Basic Academy. Must complete all 6 days spread over 2 weeks. (24 hrs)
*Week 1: June 1, 2, & 3 (Tue-Thr, 12 pm - 4 pm CST)
*Week 2: June 8, 9, & 10 (Tue-Thr, 12 pm - 4 pm CST)

Course Roster

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

Name Organization
Arnhart, Michael Antonia Fire Protection District
Bohnert, Andrew Stoddard County Emergency Management
Crites, Tricia Washington University
Fielder, Carletta City of St. Louis EMA
Fingerhut, James self
Gean, Derek City of Lebanon
Grayson, Thomas Perry County Emergency Management
Huddleston, Sheila SEMA
Kee, Ky Washington University in St. Louis
Krijestorac, Anela St. Louis County
Krutzsch, Matthew Antonia Fire Protection District
Kurtz, Jay Team Rubicon
Marler, Jacob City of Ash Grove
Marsden, Jay St Charles County
McClarty, David New Madrid County
Moore, Thomas Lindenwood University
Neiter, Linda Ameren
Nienhuis, Michelle DPS/SEMA
Norris, Laura SEMA
Rueter, Martin The Salvation Army
Tarabelli, Tom Region C IST, Eureka Fire Protection Dist,
Vastmans, Ann St. Louis County PD/ OEM
Wilson, Charles Southeast Health