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Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

4190 Aumsville Highway Southeast

Salem, OR 97317

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This course is designed for a Public Information Officer (PIO) assigned to an incident as a member of an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) and local IMTs, as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an Assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help participants develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced functions to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of the PIO in an all-hazards environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

Selection Criteria: NIMS ICS All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate

ACE: Credit Hours: 2


Course Objectives

Develop a strong set of core PIO skills and apply them within the context of an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

Mission Areas

  • Respond
  • Recover
  • Mitigation

Prerequisites

IS 100: Incident Command System (ICS), An Introduction
IS 200: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
E/L/G 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents (ICS 300)
E/L/G 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents (ICS 400)
IS 700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
IS 800: National Response Framework (NRF)

Recommended: O-305, Type 3 AHIMT Training course (delivered by USFA)

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4190 Aumsville Highway Southeast

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