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G290-291: Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) and Joint Information Cent...

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City of Los Angeles EOC

500 East Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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This course is brought to you by the City of Los Angeles, Emergency Management Department. Priority registration is given to Los Angeles City and regional government partners. However, space may be available for additional registrants. You may apply on-line but registration will not be confirmed until two weeks prior to the course if you are not a City of LA employee or regional government partner.

The G290 Basic Public Information Officer (BPIO) course is required for CSTI Type 3 EOC Position Credential for: PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO).

Please visit http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/california-specialized-training-institute/training-support-compliance/eoc-position-credentialing-program for additional information on the CSTI Credential or Certificate programs.

The course is designed for people who work with the media in times of crisis and day-to-day media relations. The program emphasizes the importance of developing a Public Information Officer (PIO) team, communications skills, leadership and working in a Joint Information Center using Joint Information Systems.

Participants engage in public speaking exercises and media interview sessions. Classroom and breakout sessions are information intensive and are designed to help participants apply principles and techniques taught in the discussions. Participants will work with representatives from the media and other agencies involved in crisis communications. The class includes certification in the FEMA Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290) and JIC/JIS (G291) courses.

Topics Discussed:
• Crisis Communication Skills
• Today’s Media Environment
• Developing and Delivering Key Messages
• Interview Techniques
• Developing News Releases
• Developing an EPIO plan
• Social Media
• Conducting News Conferences
• Joint Informations Systems (JIS)
• Joint Information Centers (JIC)
• Legal Issues and the PIO
• Interview Labs
• PIO Team Exercises

Check In Starts 7:30 AM

Class Starts: 8:00 AM


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