Emergency Communications Academy


Emergency Communications Academy
February, 2021 (Sacramento Region)

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Cal OES State Operations Center

Each year CAPIO and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) partner on the annual Emergency Communications Academy held every February in Northern California.  Check back soon for our 2021 dates!

Join communications professionals from across the state for this unique, hands-on training academy for those wanting to learn effective, cutting-edge risk and crisis communication tactics and strategies using lessons learned from real-world events. This is a two-day academy with robust training and presentations on day one and a field trip to California’s state emergency operations center for hands-on experiences on day two. This academy is taught by public safety experts from federal, state and local government agencies such as FEMA, Cal OES, CAL FIRE, and others. It’s designed for public information professionals who understand the basics of their job and want to expand their knowledge and skills to handle the unique complexities of crises such as natural and manmade disasters. 


Thank You 2020 Sponsors!

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Bronze Sponsors

Rojas Communications Group

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Academy Agenda
2020 Emergency Communications Academy


Day 1 – Tuesday, February 4, 2020 

Lake Natoma Inn (702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630)

Time Session / Event Location
7 – 9 a.m. Academy Registration Lake Natoma Inn Foyer
9 – 9:15 a.m.

Academy Welcome

The Importance of Trained Communicators

Academy Overview and Goals