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Basic Information Officer Course (G290) -- **CLOSED**
Date: December 11, 2013 through December 12, 2013
Time: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Knox County EMA/EOC Office
301 Park Street
Rockland ‚ Maine
Description of Event:
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be conducting a training seminar on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training program for Public Information Officers (PIO). In order to be NIMS compliant all jurisdictions and agencies should have a designated and trained PIO.
This 2 day course is intended for the new or less experienced PIO. Program emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing, public speaking, and television interviews. Completion of FEMA Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G289/IS29) is a prerequisite for attendance of the program. IS29 is at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is29.asp
Please include copy of certificate with application.
Selection Criteria: State, Tribal, County, and local emergency management and emergency services staff who have either full or part time direct responsibility for public information in their communities or departments. Applicants will include an organizational chart indicating their position in local or departmental public information functions. Students should bring copies of their PIO plan and laptop computers if available.
Instructors: MEMA Public Information staff will facilitate the program along with guest participants.
Course Location: The course will be held at the Knox County EMA/EOC Office located at 301 Park Street in Rockland, Maine. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available upon qualification. Please contact MEMA training for prior approval. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student. We are an equal opportunity educational provider.
For further information or to register, please contact Lynette or Mike at MEMA.
All applications should be submitted by email/fax viz FEMA training application form found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training
For more information, contact:Lynette or Mike, MEMA
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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