EM 157: Public Information

Credits 2
Quarter Offered

This course will prepare students to support emergency management public information operations, ensuring appropriate messaging for the whole community. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly HSEM 157)

  1. List and describe characteristics and responsibilities that make an effective public information officer.
  2. Describe guidelines for department policies, which guide public information functions.
  3. Describe purpose, elements, and roles in a joint information system/joint information system.
  4. Describe various types of alert and warning systems.
  5. Identify access and functional needs that must be addressed in public messaging.
  6. Create messages that are appropriate for specific audiences and platforms.