Citizen Corps Monterey County

Promoting Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency

Public Information in a Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Incident Course

Public Information in a Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Incident Course 

Wednesday & Thursday

February 23-24, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Monterey County Office of Education & the Office of Emergency Services, County of Monterey

For registration information, telephone 831.755.0396 or email to


Presented by:

The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), a division of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), under a grant from Homeland Security.



This course is designed to provide an overview for individuals who are likely to interface with the media. The media represent one of the most critical target audiences with whom the PIO must communicate during an incident. The communication needs of the media, and the various options available for effectively communicating with the media will be the focus of this course.



Individuals likely to be designated as spokespersons in any crisis, disaster, emergency or mass casualty event and interface with various media representatives in response to the crisis and consequences of an incident. Course participants represent school district superintendents or designees, elected officials, public information officers, department heads, public health and medical personnel, and emergency management officials from both the public and private sectors.


While this workshop focuses on a WMD/terrorism incident during its scenarios, the skills are applicable to a wide range of emergency and crisis situations.


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