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Course Description

G-290 - Basic Public Information Officer

Focusing upon the unique role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in emergency management, this course will help PIOs or people assigned that role to fine-tune their job skills. Students will explore the role of the PIO in all phases of emergency management. They will look at the multi-faceted duties and challenges of it. Through individual and group activities, students will develop and practice a series of communication skills and identify ways to integrate all phases of emergency management into a comprehensive public information program.

Target Audience: Individuals who will perform Public Information Officers duties for local governments or state agencies during emergencies or disasters.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Prerequisite Courses:
  • G0289, Public Information Officer Awareness Training; or IS-0029, Public Information Officer Awareness

Other Prerequisites:

Completion of IS0029 may be substituted for G0289

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: TDEM - Emergency Management Training
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Education
Elected Official
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Volunteer Organization

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Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class G-290 Basic Public Information OfficerYDSP Judicial Community Center
9241 Socorro Road
El Paso, TX 79907
10/15/2019 - 10/16/2019 22 View Details
View class G-290 Basic Public Information OfficerWest Central Texas COG
3702 Loop 322
Abilene, TX 79602
11/20/2019 - 11/21/2019 13 View Details
Total of 2

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