EMS PUBLIC INFORMATION & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FST3047 - EMS PUBLIC INFORMATION & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

3 credit hours

In this course students will examine the widening role of a Fire / EMS Public Information Officer and develop skills needed to conduct effective on camera interviews and print media interviews to provide timely and accurate information to the public. Students will also learn to develop community risk reduction educational programs. If student is not an active firefighter, must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write accurate and informative press releases for Fire / EMS departments.
  2. Demonstrate their ability to be interviewed by the media while being filmed on camera.
  3. Utilize print, televised and social media to inform and educate audiences on various topics, including emergency response actions and event planning.
  4. Research and define specific community risk reduction educational needs, analyze the data and develop a framework to address the plan of action.
  5. Create community educational programs based on established needs and available resources, evaluate the programs and developments.

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