PA-PEMA: G290 Basic Public Information Officer
 Course ID: 1066853
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: PA-PEMA:G290 Basic PIO
 Cost (US$): 0.00
(There is no cost for PEMA sponsored course.)
 Credit Type(s): none
 Certificate: PEMA Certificate v2 SEP 2016
Course Description:

Rationale

Emergency Public Information Officers (PIOs) are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency.  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. 

Some PIOs tasked with planning for, developing, and disseminating emergency public information at the State, tribal, and local levels bear this considerable responsibility concurrently with other job assignments.  Others may have had limited prior experience or training in public information techniques.  These PIOs, especially, must be provided with the opportunity to learn and practice the skills they will use on the job. 

The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290) is designed to prepare participants to function as full- or part-time PIOs.  Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers.

As course material is now provided through electronic means it is highly recommended students bring a computer, capable of reading a USB flash drive, to the course.  Please email the Course Contact for different media.  Student manuals and other course material may be downloaded at any time from the PEMA web page (www.pema.state.pa.us) or click here to visit the download page.

Course Goal

This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be full- or part-time PIOs such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.  

Target Audience

The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the State, tribal, or local level of government. 

Subject Area(s):
Emergency Management
Audience(s):
Emergency Management
Background/Role(s):
Administrative Support Staff
Administrators / Directors / Managers
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Government / Community Leader
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: PEMA
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: Emergency Public Information Officers (PIOs) are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. 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.
Course Contacts
Description:
Name: William Dunlap
Phone: 717-651-2256
email: widunlap@pa.gov
URL:
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User Reviews
 
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October 23, 2017
The instructor was very good. Lots of great information
 
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October 18, 2017
Excellent instructor and presentation.
 
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October 17, 2017
 
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September 30, 2017
 
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September 11, 2017
This course exceeded my expectations, and that is due to the real world experience of the instructor that was able to convey points to us while seeing the media side of things, which will help us all develop better relationships.
 
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September 11, 2017
took me out of my comfort zone but I learned some interesting things
 
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September 10, 2017
Tim Elbertson was a great instructor he did a great job teaching the course and adding in his own real life experiences.
 
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September 08, 2017
 
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August 22, 2017
awesome instructors and content. Would have liked some more practical experience on camera.
 
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August 21, 2017
Great course. Very specific to our needs in LE. Instructors were very knowledgeable.
 
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August 21, 2017
 
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August 18, 2017
Excellent course. Great Instructors.
 
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August 18, 2017
 
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August 18, 2017
Excellent training for officers who are looking to be PIO's.
 
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