Course Offering

Public Information Officer Awareness Training
Start Date:06/01/2017
End Date:06/01/2017
Hours:7
Facility:First United Methodist Church- Sedalia
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Sponsor(s):Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
Description:The Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G0289) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in Executive Level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency. The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial level of government and in the private and nongovernmental sectors. This is the first course in the Public Information Training Series. Recommended: There are no prerequisites for taking the G289 course. However, participants are encouraged to take the following online courses offered through the Independent Study section of the FEMA website: IS100.b, Introduction to Incident Command System (or ICS course for specific specialty: healthcare, public works, etc.); IS702.a, NIMS Public Information Systems; and IS909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone