Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-467: Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 to Thursday, October 12, 2023 (In Person)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Public Information and Warning

The Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification course brings planners, operators, public information professionals, government, public safety, and marketing professionals together in an effort to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prescribes best practices to common communication pitfalls and provides flexible and scalable solutions to a wide range of scenarios.

The training leverages a combination of exercises, discussions, and activities to optimize participant experience.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate communication fundamentals for applying clear, concise, accurate and actionable messaging.
  • Determine communication roles and responsibilities for an event or incident.
  • Develop messages for events and incidents.
  • Assess pre-event communication criteria.
  • Apply strategies and tactics for incident communication deliverables.
  • Determine appropriate communication needs and strategies for a given scenario.




  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management
  • IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction.
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Target Audience

Target Disciplines:


  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Security and Safety
  • Transportation
  • Other
  • Education


For additional course information, including Target Disciplines, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Continuing Education

IACET: Units - 1.6


415 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: WA DES

Course Manager:

Lijuan Chong

(360) 790-7972

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at We will be happy to assist you.


Please note that this is a 2-step registration process. Once you are confirmed by WA EMD, you will need to complete registration with TEEX (information will be provided in the confirmation email).


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