JIC Information

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.

Well-developed 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.

The purpose 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 Information.  

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.