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Venue Change: Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290)


October 27, 2008


PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this course has been changed to South Paris. Please call or e-mail Mike Grant.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training seminar on the Federal Emergency Management Agency training program for Public Information Officers (PIO).

This 2 day course is intended for the new or less experienced PIO. Program emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing public speaking, and television interviews.

Selection Criteria:

State, County, and local emergency management and emergency services staff who have either full or part time direct responsibility for public information in their communities or departments. Applicants will include an organizational chart indicating their position in local or departmental public information functions. Students should bring copies of their PIO plan and laptop computers if available.


Lynette Miller, MEMA PIO, and Mike Grant, MEMA Training Officer.

Course Location:

Oxford County EMA office located at the County building in South Paris.

Lodging is available at the Mollyocket Motel in West Paris for those traveling more than 50 miles to attend the course, night before for those traveling 100 miles.

MEMA will arrange for billing of lodging.

Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided all other expenses are the responsibility of the student.



Michael Grant, MEMA Training Officer


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