S-203, Introduction to Incident Information, 2008

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Administration

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

The Lead instructor must be a qualified Type 2 Public Information Officer (PIO2).

Unit instructors must be qualified as a Public Information Officer (PIOF).

See Instructor Standards Section for more information.

Certification Date:

2008-01

Previous Certification Date(s):

1998-02

Course Components:

TitleNFES NumberProduct DateTypeDistributionPrevious Edition
S-203 Instructor Guide
002912
2008-01
Instructor Guide
Cache
1998-02
S-203 CD-ROM Course Materials
002913
2008-01
CD Rom
Cache
1998-02
S-203 DVD "Dealing Successfully with the News Media"
002914
2008-01
DVD
Cache
1998-02
S-203 Student Workbook
002915
2008-01
Student Workbook
Cache
1998-02

 

The NWCG Risk and Complexity Assessment (RCA) will replace the NWCG Complexity Analysis and NWCG Organizational Needs Assessment beginning in January, 2014. The following table illustrates the changes to this course. The RCA is available for download at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/210.
Table of changes reflected in course S-203.

An analysis and review of the existing course materials by the NWCG Training Development Program and Subject Matter Experts has concluded that instructors should add a unit that addresses how to manage social media.
Examples of topics that could be discussed in this unit include:

  • Social Media Tools
  • Agency Policies Related to Social Media
  • Delivering Incident Information Using Social Media
  • How to Integrate with Existing Social Media Platforms
  • Monitoring Social Media for Incident Information That Others are Posting

The DVD “Dealing Successfully with the Media,” referenced in the Instructor Guide, has relevant content; however, it is outdated. Refer to the list of training resources (below) that may be used to replace this DVD:

Applies to 2008 Version.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-08-21

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