EVENT: Joint Information Center/System (JIC/S) Workshop
DATE/LOCATION/TIME: April 26-27 (8:00am -5:00pm), 2017 Butte-Silver Bow Emergency Operations Center (EOC): 3619 Wynne Ave, Butte MT 59701
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Day One - Training on what is a JIS, what is a JIC, how do they work together, how you set them up, who should be involved and when, etc. There will be small group exercises and a full afternoon to allow attendees, as a community, to design their own draft JIS. This day will develop everything attendees need to know about creating a JIS Annex and setting up a JIC, concluding at the end of day one with a draft community Joint Information System. Day Two - Use a Google Earth (GE) simulation built specifically for your community, to put the draft JIS into play so participants can practice using the system they developed on Day One. The simulation will be adapted to ensure that as many attendees as possible are engaged in the communications effort. The exercise will escalate quickly so all participants can respond as a group to the unfolding incident. The simulation will last about 3-4 hours, followed by an after action review (AAR) to discuss changes to the JIS Annex, based on results of the exercise, who else might need to be included and agree upon next steps.. All participants will go home with a draft of the draft Annex (to be adopted under the EOP) to discuss with their agencies to secure commitment for future JIS engagement. Contracted Instructor: Laura McConnell, PIO1
Create Joint Information Center/System partnerships and stakeholder awareness
Understanding on importance of organizing and leading a local JIC/S functions
Integrating with State and Federal partners
The primary audiences for this training/workshop are individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial level of government, and in the private and nongovernmental sectors Registration will be set for 40 max.