Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.
**If you are applying for the G0290 Basic PIO course on September 24-25 (and therefore haven't met the required prerequisite for this course), you may still apply for this course. If you are accepted into G0290, you will be accepted into G0291. You must still attach your IS-100 completion certificate to your registration application.**
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 better able to make good decisions and, by doing so; 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.
This course is designed for PIOs with experience in the field who will be working in a Joint Information System/Joint Information Center (JIS/JIC). This course will outline the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within the Incident Command System (ICS).
NOTE: MGT-318 Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident is NOT a substitute for G0290
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.