Day-2 of FEMA’s Basic Public Information Officer Couse started out with reviews of all crisis interviews.
Collaborating on communications tactics with various agencies allows PIOs to craft the right message – esp in a disaster.
Erica had a chance to share JIC efforts from the Republican National Convention.
And you know I shared some tactics and tips on ascertaining open source info utilizing geolocation/metadata during a National Special Security Event. I also chatted briefly about tools field PIOs should use when deployed out.
After lunch we were fortunate enough to hear from a great panel discussion: Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine, the Information Officer for central Indiana and RTV6’s Investigative reporter Paris Lewbel.
Both panelists candidly shared information with everyone attending.
Side note: Sgt John Perrine is the brains behind the truly viral PSA hit on vehicles turn signals. Check it out here.
Great to work with so many pros today.