Basic Public Information Officers Course

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Description

Hours: 20 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: None

This course is intended for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO), or for those whose emergency management responsibilities include public information and/or interaction with the media. Its emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing, public speaking, and media interviews.


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