G290 – Public Information Officer

July 18, 2017July 19, 2017

This two day course is designed for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO) and focuses on essential emergency PIO functions. The course will teach PIOs how to write a news release, conduct an on-camera interview and prepare awareness campaigns. The class is a prerequisite for the Advanced Public Information Course (E388) at the Emergency Management Institute.

Location: Danville Fire Department, 600 Lynn Street, Danville, VA 24541

Prerequisites: IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness Training. Students are required to bring laptops for this course.

Purpose: 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.

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 federal, state, local, tribal or territorial level of government, and in the private and nongovernmental sectors.

Click here to register: https://covlc.virginia.gov/Default.aspx

Instructor:  D. Kappel & L. Hill

Course Manager:

Candice Barnack

Academic Support Technician

804-897-9780

Candice.barnack@vdem.virginia.gov

Event Details

Date:
July 18, 2017July 19, 2017
Duration:
2 days
Time:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:
Danville Fire Department, 600 Lynn Street, Danville, VA 24541
Instructor:
Don Kappel
Larry Hill
Course Manager:
Candice Barnack
Contact:
(804) 897-9780