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L0105 Public Information Basics (Roanoke)

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Emergency Management



Date and Time




WHEN: October 4th-6th, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virginia Western Community College

Fishburn Hall Room Number F002 (HR Training Room).

3093 Colonial Avenue, SW

Roanoke, VA 24015

The goal of this training is to equip participants with the skills needed to be full or part-time PIOs, including oral and written communications; understanding and working with the media; and basic tools and techniques to perform effectively as a PIO, both in the proactive/advocacy times and crisis/emergency response. This course is part of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy and will count towards the completion of this program. It replaces the previous two-day version of the L0105 Public Information and Warning course and the G290 Basic Public Information
Officer course.

Target Audience: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Prerequisite: IS-29: PIO Awareness:

Registration is OPEN. To register, log in to the Commonwealth of Virginia Learn Center: You must register for each course individually. If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at

Course Manager: Candice Brown,, (804) 267-7686