Joint Information Center – How Does It Work

Course Description:

There are three sections in this course

Section 1: Defining the Joint Information to the Public
Section 2: Getting Information to the Public
Section 3: Staffing and Organizational Structure
There are practice activities/exercises throughout the lessons. These practice activities/exercises will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these lessons. There is a Post-test at the end of lesson 3.

Intended Audience
Local and state public information officers

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the function of the Joint Information Center within the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Discuss the role of the JIC in coordinating and disseminating official information.
  • Describe the JIC organizational structure.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the JIC staff
Sponsor: Insitiute for Public Health Partice at the University of Iowa
Training Format: Online course
Publish Date: 2014

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