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Training: G290 Basic Public Information Officer Training

  • 02/20/2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 02/21/2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • 212 N I St, Oskaloosa @ ISU Extension office
Course goal: This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be full- or part-time Public Information Officers (PIO) such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively. 

Target audience: Individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function 

Course objectives:
  • Demonstrate how to communicate emergency public information effectively in writing to the public through the news media.
  • Describe actions the PIO can take to prepare for and conduct an effective interview with the news media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to answer questions effectively during an on-camera interview.
  • Describe how to effectively perform the responsibilities of the PIO at the scene of an incident.
  • Describe the JIS/JIC concepts as they apply to the public information function in an expanding incident.
Registration: http://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/training/

Cost: FREE 

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