220 Jewett Blvd, PO Box 218, White Salmon, WA 98672 | 509.493.2112
Consortium offering free Homeland Security course
February 26, 2013
Whether it be roadside, at the scene of an emergency, or in a crisis situation, rural first responders are often thrust into the role of a public information officer fielding questions from the news media and working with media outlets to quickly and effectively communicate information to the public.
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is making it easier for emergency responders in the Goldendale area to step into that role by delivering a free U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified media awareness course that provides valuable insight into helping to understand how the media works and how best to work with available media outlets.
This six-hour instructor-led course, AWR 209 Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders, will be offered on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PUD Meeting Room, Goldendale.
Participants will learn both in a classroom-lecture setting and through group activities. Many rural first responder organizations do not have a full- or part-time public information officer on staff, therefore, making this training a valuable asset in learning more about building media relationships and effective communication skills in disseminating information to the news media.
Registration is required for this course. To register for go to http://www.ruraltraining.org/training/delivery/21305.
For further information, contact Jessica Melton, at 606-677-6000, or e-mail the Consortium at email@example.com.