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Training: Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders (AWR-209)

  • 03/17/2011
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Iowa Central Community College, Bio-Health Science Building, Room 207, Fort Dodge

The course is designed to provide rural first responders with the skills and knowledge to quickly adopt the role of public information officer (PIO) if/when needed and to communicate with the public through the media.

In the event that a first responder is thrust into the role of PIO, whether it be roadside at the scene of an emergency or detailing directions to the public in a crisis situation, it is important to understand how the media works and how best to work with the available media outlets.

Topics covered include but ar not limited to:

  • Utilizing the media in emergency and public awareness situations.
  • Working with the media at the scene of an emergency.
  • Anticipating what news agencies want from the responders at the scene of an emergency.
  • Giving interviews that work.
  • Writing effective news releases that will be read.

Registration: E-mail rdpc@iowacentral.com

There is no fee for this course.   

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