Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
Public information consists of the processes, procedures and systems to communicate timely, accurate and accessible information to affected audiences. Armed with good information, people are empowered to make better decisions and thus contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property. Personnel tasked with gathering, verifying, coordinating and disseminating public information at the federal, state, tribal, local and territorial levels bear this considerable responsibility concurrently with other job assignments. These Public Information Officers (PIOs) must be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills they will use on the job.
The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G0290) is a two-day course, 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.
Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.
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.
Class size is limited. Student selection is determined by target audience, prerequisite completion, and agency needs.