Packed house as we start another Ohio EMA Basic Public Information Officer Course in Summit County, Ohio!
Special thanks to Jena and all the pros at Summit County Emergency Management Agency.
Great diverse crowd from various backgrounds allow us to have wide discussions on topics. With so many disciplines represented, we had a deep dive into lots of classroom tabletop activities for PIOs.
Remember, its our job to align ourselves with those SMART Objectives, then analyze our audiences, then write specific messaging to our targets audiences.
Easy peasy right? In person classes like the Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery as well as Social Media Tools & Techniques. And of course don’t forget all those fun online FEMA Independent Study classes too. (all classes are no cost)
And of course we did the oncamera PIO interviews today. Staple of our class!
Last part of the day, we hit the social media section hard cause we talked a ton about case studies highlighting success stories and pitfalls in social media use. And of course, don’t forget to get #slizzerd
Day-2 of the Ohio EMA ICS-300 course at Belmont College (Ohio).
Participants completed several exercises with S.M.A.R.T. Objectives, finding the right strategy with the right tactic to complete the objective with the right resource – all part of the Planning-P.
These kinds of activities during non-emergency times will help increase skills of any public safety provider as we look to coordinate all-hazards response prior to a disaster or emergency. Additionally, I was able to showcase the PIO function as it pertains to a school fire (this is an exercise).
So many different agencies in this class!
Great partnerships collaborating together before an emergency!
Lots of discussion on the changes in public information especially with the use of social media in the 24-hour news cycle. #OMG
We were fortunate enough to hear from WKYC Reporter Jasmine Monroe and Videographer Carl Bachtel (NBC News affiliate) on what the media needs once they arrive on scene. Great insight to breaking news and media notifications.
Special thanks to WKYC’s Jasmine Monroe and Carl Bachtel.
As a class, we reviewed all media interviews and shared positives and points to improve – all geared toward enhancing PIO interview skills.
Reviewing the on camera interview with Twinsburg Lt. Marcus Ketner.
The final activity we broke into various PIO sections. This included an on-camera interview with talking points and bridging.
Jim McIntyre interviewing Elizabeth Foster while Mark Shane handles the videographer duties in the final G0290 classroom activity.
Great way to showcase newly acquired skills!
Jim McIntyre interviewing Elizabeth Foster for the final G0290 classroom activity
At the end of the day, I had a few moments to play our little holiday project aka #CJSavesCLE – just to showcase the power of when PIOs work with local media to make a wish come true for a day.
Solid day with so many new peeps!
Tomorrow will be G-291 Joint Information Center stuff! #excited
Best #selfie ever w/ @Ohio_EMA Executive Director Nancy Dragani.
Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) constantly embraces new technologies like social media to spread preparedness efforts and update timely information for everyone. Social media is just one piece of the puzzle that OEMA uses to extend and promote their outreach efforts with various public safety partners and enhance engagement from various constituents and stakeholders in every community.
Hey peeps in the EOC, check out the power of social media: “Say Aloooooooooha!”
Getting all the safety messages in a timely manner is the hallmark for success during any emergency or disaster.
Special thanks to my friends at OEMA and Executive Director Nancy Dragani!