Public Information Awareness - G289-005

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Full Description
Course Date:
June 14, 2019
8:00AM - 5:00PM

This training has been designed to orient the student to the public information function and the role of the public information Officer in the public safety and emergency management environment. Public information Officer (PIOs) in public safety and emergency management organizations are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. Armed with good information, people are better able to make good decisions and by doing so, contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property. The goal of this training is to provide participants with the skills and tools that those new to the position of PIO or with limited experience can use to effectively communicate with external audiences on a daily basis. This course is part of a tiered training approach in that it provides the foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This course is a prerequisite for Basic PIO training, followed by the Advanced PIO course.

G289: Public Information Awareness is part of a tiered PIO course system and is a recommended prerequisite for the G290: Basic Public Information Officer course, which must be completed in order to attend E388: Advanced PIO Course at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.

Target Audience:
Emergency responders. Emergency management personnel, including fire and law enforcement who have either full or part time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments.
Training Dates
06/14/2019 - 06/14/2019
None Specified
Registration Dates
12/16/2018 - 06/15/2019
Available Seats
8h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
Pima County Office of Emergency Management
3434 E 22nd St
Room 308
Tucson, AZ  85713
Reporting Instructions
None Specified
Signup Details
All who enroll will initially be listed as Pending Host Approval until their eligibility as a primary stakeholder in this training can be confirmed. Eligibility will be reviewed on a weekly basis. If your status remains as Pending Host Approval, it either means your eligibility could not be confirmed, or the list of eligible participants is still being prioritized. You will be contacted if we require additional information regarding your eligibility. Once confirmed to attend, participants will be sent an enrollment confirmation via email.

*Enrollment Policy: Students must have the status of “Enrolled” to attend any class or event. Students who are “Waitlisted” or “Pending Approval” will not be allowed to attend the class. If a student needs to cancel enrollment, please do so as early as possible to allow someone on the waitlist to be enrolled.

*Attendance Policy: Students must attend at least 90% of the class to be able to receive credit. Should a student need to miss any portion of the class, they must contact the DEMA Training Branch beforehand for further information.

*This course qualifies for AZ POST continuing training credit. If you are a Law Enforcement Officer & would like to request a POST Certificate, contact the DEMA Training Branch at or 602-464-6225 once you have successfully completed this course.


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