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Public Information Officer
Hosted by Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
ERT - OSRTI

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 

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at ertp-registrar@tetratech.com

 Upcoming Events

Bullet  Philadelphia, PA
Registration Closed - Details
  August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019

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Bullet  Philadelphia, PA
Postponed - Event Details
  May 06, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Bullet  Kansas City, MO
  November 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014
Bullet  Washington, DC
  November 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014
Bullet  Norcross, GA
  August 07, 2012 - August 09, 2012
Bullet  Washington, DC
  July 17, 2012 - July 19, 2012
Bullet  New York, NY
  February 10, 2009 - February 12, 2009
Bullet  Colorado Springs, CO
  August 13, 2007 - August 15, 2007
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