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AWR 209 7.00 hour instructor-led course

Working with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders

Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 7-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give print/electronic media interviews, write news releases, provide information at the scene, and how they fit into the joint information system.

Course Prerequisites

Participant must be a U.S. citizen.

Upcoming Deliveries

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