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Training Announcement: Media Relations for Rural Responders

 

January 19, 2011

 

AWR 209 Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural Emergency Responders

A one-day Public Information Officer program facilitated by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).

Waldo County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a workshop/class entitled “Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural Emergency Responders”. This is a one-day Public Information Officer program facilitated by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).

Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 6-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give print/electronic media interviews, write news releases, provide information at the scene, and how they fit into the joint information system.

The course is free. Lunch will be provided.

Please register online at: http://www.ruraltraining.org/training/delivery/4166

 

Contact:

Waldo County EMA
207-338-3870

 

Last update: 07/20/10