Public Information consists of the processes, procedures
and systems to communicate timely, accurate and accessible information on the
incident’s cause, size and current situation to the public, responders and
additional stakeholders (both directly affected and indirectly affected).
Public information must be coordinated and integrated across jurisdictions,
agencies and organizations; among federal, state, tribal and local governments
and with non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
public information, education strategies and communications plans help to
ensure that lifesaving measures, evacuation routes, threat and alert systems
and other public safety information are coordinated and communicated to
numerous audiences in a timely, consistent manner.
of the State of Nevada Joint Information Center website is to provide an
integrated strategy of coordinated information at one location for all
citizens and to support statewide and local response efforts during
an emergency, disaster or major event.
Public Information and Public Warning Initiative
The Presidential Policy
Directive (PPD-8 National Preparedness) is aimed at strengthening the security
and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the
threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation, including
acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural
disasters. The PPD-8: National Preparedness was signed by the President on
March 30, 2011. Presidential Policy Directive PPD-8.
The Nevada Statewide
Public Warning and Public Information project is in direct response to the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security's core capability- Public Warning and
This project builds upon
an existing base to implement the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8 National
Preparedness) campaign to build and sustain preparedness through proactive
public outreach and community-based and private sector programs for a unified
approach. The project also builds upon Nevada Public Safety Officials'
ability to quickly send alerts and warnings using Common Access Protocol (CAP)
through digital means.