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G-290 Public Information Officer

This class focuses on essential emergency PIO functions and will teach PIOs how to write a news release, conduct an on-camera interview and prepare awareness campaigns. This class fulfills a requirement for the Pennsylvania Professional Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator certification. The class is a prerequisite for the Advanced Public Information Course (E388) at the Emergency Management Institute and is an Elective for Advanced Professional Series (APS) certification. Target Audience: This updated 16-hour course is designed for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO) or for anyone who may be asked to fill the role in an expanding incident. HCEMA also STRONGLY ENCOURAGES school, municipal, business and industry information officers along with current public media professionals to attend in order to create an immersive and interactive learning environment. Strongly encouraged prior to attendance: IS29, Public Information Officer Awareness Course – available online at


Mar 30, 2015 06:00 PM till
Apr 08, 2015 10:00 PM
Huntingdon County EOC, 223 Penn Street, Huntingdon PA 16652
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Adam Miller
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This class occurs Monday, March 30, Wednesday, April 1, Monday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening.

All participants much register not later than Wednesday, March 25; therefore, early registration is encouraged.

STRONGLY encouraged prior to attendance is the Public Information Officer Awareness Course, IS-29, available on-line at

The class is free of charge, and limited to 30 students.