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Risk Communication Guide for State and Local Agencies

California Office of Emergency Services  logo Risk communication has become a key factor in emergency management programs. The intent of this guide is to provide basic information to emergency management professionals in state and local agencies so they may establish a risk communication program to effectively communicate risk issues with the community. It is not intended to provide state and local government public information officers with methods of “spin control.” It is directed towards the emergency management professionals who may be called upon before, during and after an incident to make presentations to the public as to how this incident may affect them.