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Event Details

General Information
Event Name: Public Information Officer
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
ERT - OSRTI
Event Description:

This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Public Information Officer (PIO) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a PIO, duties required of the PIO in all types of incidents, how to establish and organize an Information Office appropriate for the incident, and discusses key functions of the Information Office. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, and IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.

Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO) within the Incident Command System (ICS) structure
  • Identify the major functions of the PIO and their specific responsibilities
  • Describe the duties and assignments of PIO assistants
  • Be able to correctly apply the Crisis Communication plan during a nationally significant incident
  • Describe the U.S. EPA structure for managing data during a nationally significant incident
  • Explain how the PIO interacts, within the ICS structure, with EPA Regional Offices and EPA Headquarters
  • Describe the approval process for communication products
  • Understand the roles and responsibility of the PIO to community relations

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:

https://ertpvu.org/ClassroomCourseDetail.aspx?id=35 

Additional Information: Limited to U.S. EPA personnel
Registration Status: Registration Closed - Actual agenda and length of course may vary.
Event Begins: August 13, 2007 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: August 15, 2007 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Get password from your NIT coordinator or super.
Location
This event will be held at: Colorado Springs, CO 80906

There are no rooms available at the Sheraton.  Please make reservations at the Government rate at the Doubletree Hotel @ 719-576-8900. Ask for Jarrod.
Location Map:
These maps are for getting a general idea of the location - they may not be 100% accurate.
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs - World Arena
1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard/I-25 At Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 7195768900
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/hotels/index.jhtml;jsessionid=BD5ULLSXJ3UB2CSGBIVM22Q?ctyhocn=COSP-DT
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Jul. 25, 2007 under the hotel block name "EPA Academy".
   
   

 

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