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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Incident Information (IMT 203)

Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 29 Hours (4 Days).

Dates: 
Version 1: January 2002 - October 2008.  Version 2: November 2008 - October 2013.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Communicate with the news media, communities, and internal audiences during an incident as the information officer of a Type 3 Incident Management Team; gather and distribute information that meets the needs of the news media, communities, internal audiences, cooperators, and key audiences during an incident.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are roles and responsibilities of the information officer, organizing the information function, incident information centers, field information, gathering and assembling information, working with the news media, roles and needs of the media during an incident, media interview techniques, working with communities and internal audiences in disseminating information during an incident.

Credit recommendation: 
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Services Management, Criminal Justice Administration, or Public Administration (5/06 - review conducted by the American Council on Education).  Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Business Management, Fire Science, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Services Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Communications, or Public Administration (10/08 revalidation).

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