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Training: G-290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO)

  • 05/09/2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05/10/2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Camp Dodge, M9-2, Johnston IA

Emergency Public Information Officers (PIOs) are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. Armed good information, people are better able to make good decisions and, by doing so, contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property.

Some PIOs are tasked with planning for, developing, and disseminating emergency public information at the State, tribal and local levls bear this considerable responsibility concurrently with other job assignments. Others may have had limited prior experience or training in public information techniques. These PIOs, especially, must be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills they will use on the job.

The Basic PIO Course is designed to prepare participants to function as full- or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from awareness level to the mastery level in their public informatino careers.

Course Goal

This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be full- or part-time PIOs such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

Target Audience: public information officers, local elected officials, emergency management

Registration: http://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/training/CalDetails.aspx?EventID=355&CourseID=196

CONTACT US: (515) 650-0424 | sip@safeguardiowa.org | 4400 East University Ave.,  Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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