IS-29.A: Public Information Officer Awareness

Category: Incident Management System (IMS)

The Public Information Officer Awareness Course (IS0029) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define emergency public information and the importance of being proactive. (Unit 1)
  • Describe the role and functions of the PIO. (Unit 2)
  • Describe the types of written products used in public information activities. (Unit 3)
  • Recall preparation techniques that contribute to a successful media interview. (Unit 3)
  • List the steps of the 8-Step Model for Strategic Communications. (Unit 4)
  • Given a scenario, apply the 8-Step Model to a public awareness campaign. (Unit 4)
  • Apply public information techniques to a 5% scenario. (Unit 5)

Primary Audience

This course is designed for new or less experienced state, local, tribal and territorial PIOs or those who have this role as a secondary function.

Prerequisites

The participant will benefit from participating in entry-level incident command system training prior to taking this course.

CEUs:

0.7

Course Length:

7 hours

Cost:

Free

Modality/format:

Online Self-Pace

Technical requirements:

 

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Speakers

 

Registration requirements:

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Creation and/or update: August 5, 2019