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NRT Joint Information Center (JIC) Model (2013)

The NRT Joint Information Center (JIC) Model explains what a JIC is and why a JIC is established. It outlines the structure, processes, functional positions and roles and responsibilities of JIC personnel. This document is intended for field use. To use this model, individuals should refer to the position description for which they have been assigned to gain an understanding of their roles and responsibilities. Likewise, users are encouraged to review other sections to identify how their particular roles will fit within the overall JIC operation. Also included in the document are a series of appendices that are designed to provide additional reference materials and tools that can support a JIC operation.

NRT JIC Model (2013)

Automated NRT JIC Model (Form Fillable) (2013)

The automated form version allows users to enter information into forms & checklists and save the forms and checklists to their computer. Please note that not all internet browsers support the use of fillable forms, and users may need to save and open the file on their computer to use the feature.

Emergency Support Function #10 Communications Packet (2006)
The NRT has developed two general, pre-agreed upon Emergency Support Function (ESF)-10 related press release templates that can be used by NRT Member Agencies.

SONS Public Affairs Reference

Spill of National Significance (SONS) Public Affairs Reference (SPAR) (2017)
Developed by the Spill of National Significance (SONS) Communications Coordination Workgroup, the SONS Public Affairs Reference (SPAR) provides Public Information Officers (PIOs) with a compilation of background materials, considerations, references, and agencies with the applicable subject matter experts on topics that are frequently asked about during oil spill responses. Topics include authorities, roles and responsibilities, source characteristics, response operations, human health impacts, environmental impacts, economic impacts, and remediation and restoration. The SPAR serves as a starting point for developing fact-based, robust responses to major media topics of interest, and a resource to help educate new PIOs to answering questions regarding oil spill responses.


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