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Name L-388 Advanced Public Information Officer Course : ( L-388)
Description The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage, and work within a Joint Information Center. Participants will develop new skills to coordinate a message once developed and modify if problems or sources of confusion arise. This course will encourage participants to change their processes to assure every action has a measurable relevance for their identified audience.
PreRequisite 1. IS- 42 Social Media in Emergency Management 2. IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.) 3. IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (or discipline specific course) 4. IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan (Waived if ICS-300 completed) 5. IS-247.a: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) (or either IS-248 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public or IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Authorities 6. IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction 7. IS-702.a NIMS Public Information Systems 8. IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction 9. G0289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training (or IS-29 PIO Awareness on-line course) 10. G0290 Basic Public Information Officers Course (or S203 Public Information Officer or E/L 952 All Hazard Incident Management PIO) 11. G0291 Joint Information System/Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local PIOs (may be waived with written request of Course Manager)., February 9, 201 Recommended Prerequisites: 1. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 2. IS-120 An Introduction to Exercises 3. IS-242 Effective Communication 4. IS-650 Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments 5. IS-660 Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships 6. IS-909 Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
Target Audience The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites listed in the Prerequisites section below, and/or pre-course knowledge check
The “G” course prerequisites can be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities
Waiver requests must be in writing and submitted with your application packet
Waiver requests must specifically outline how your experience meets, or exceeds, the coursework outlined in the “G” course(s) you are requesting a waiver for
For example, if you did not take the G291 course, detail your experience working in a JIS or JIC, including your role and when/what incident the JIC or JIS was activated
Part-time public information officers with approval from course manager
Students who have not attended this training in the previous five years may also apply
Additional Information Registration: 7:45 - 8:00 AM Course Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Enrollment Information: Priority is given to FBI and designated local partners. You will need a FEMA SID NUMBER for completion of FEMA Form 119-25-1. How to Obtain your FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number Access the link below to Register for a FEMA SID number. Access the link below if you need to Retrieve Your FEMA SID number.
Location Hillsborough County EOC
Address 9450 E. Columbus Dr.
Tampa 33619
Region 4

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Date Monday, Feb 24, 2020 - Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Point of Contact Nicole Shutts
(301) 447-7297
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Domonic BottoHillsborough Hillsborough County Communications
Lisa GravesHillsborough GT CERT ARES/RACES
Michelle Van DykeHillsborough Hillsborough County
Kevin WatlerHillsborough Department of Health
Jennifer SextonCharlotte Department of Health
Audrey StaskoCitrus Department of Health
Carolyn Tann-StarrBrevard IHBVFD /CERT/Volusia County MRC
Gretchen SmithFlagler Department of Health
Christopher SaulOkaloosa 
Megan McCarthySumter Department of Health
Meranda PittCharlotte Department of Health
Christy JergensMarion Department of Health
Vivian McIlrathHillsborough Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
Elisabeth AzpeitiaHillsborough Hillsborough County Communications
Sybrian CastlemanPasco Other-Pasco
Justin NguyenSeminole Seminole County Office of Emergency Management
Douglas JessmerPinellas Civil Air Patrol
Justin SheaPinellas Other-Pinellas
Allison McDanielOkaloosaDepartment of Health
Ruth CorleyBay 
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