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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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