EMA-G290/291 Basic Public Information Officer Series, February 15 – 17, 2017, Glouster, Ohio


EMA-G290/291 Basic Public Information Officer Series

Hosted by the Athens County EMA, 911& PIO Network and

Provided by the Ohio EMA Training and Exercise Branch

February 15 – 17, 2017

Course Description:

This “Free” training course is the Basic Public Information Officer Series. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The Basic Public Information Officer (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 the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.

  • Course Date: February 15 – 17, 2017
  • Application deadline: February 8, 2017
  • Time of Course: Registration: 8:45 – 9:00 AM
  • Course time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Daily
  • Location: Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action 3 Cardaras Drive Glouster, Ohio 45732


Who Should Attend? The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, tribal, or local level of government. Also, Emergency management personnel, including fire, law enforcement, public health, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and others who have either full or part-time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments.

Enrollment: Students must enroll via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website: https://trainingcampus.dps.ohio.gov/cm/cm710/pstc/pstc.html. Students experiencing difficulty enrolling should call Ohio EMA Training at (614) 799-3666 / 3824 for assistance with registration. Course registration will generally close 10 working days prior to the course start date. You can check your enrollment / approval status via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website.

Lodging & Per Diem Information: Lodging, Meals, Per Diem and all other travel expenses are the responsibility of the student or the parent organization.

The FY 2016/2017 Ohio EMA Training Catalog at http://ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx provides additional information.

State Point of Contact: Susan Traylor, State Training Coordinator, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, (614) 799-3666, sctraylor@dps.ohio.gov

Course Flyer PDF:

G-290-G291 Basic Public Information Officer – Athens – Feb 2017


About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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