Course Offering

Basic Public Information Officer Training (APS Elective Course)
Start Date:10/24/2017
End Date:10/26/2017
Hours:18
Facility:Boone County Office of Emergency Management
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Sponsor(s):Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
Description:The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G0290) is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to start applying basic concepts underlying the Public Information Officer (PIO) role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. This course will consider the value of communication before, during and after an incident. It will help PIOs identify critical audiences, both internal and external. 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 second course in the Public Information Training Series. The prerequisites for taking the G290 course are: G289, Public Information Officer Awareness Training; Participants can take the other prerequisites 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; IS909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone. Completion of IS29 Public Information Officer Awareness may be substituted for the G289 course.