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G 290 Basic Public Information Officer
Date: 4/3/2018 - 4/4/2018
Location: Williston
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G290 Basic Public Information Officer course will be held on April 3-4, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at the Williams County/Williston Emergency Operations Center located at 3300 37TH St W, Williston, ND.

Emergency Public Information officers are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. Armed with good information, people are better able to make good decisions and, by doing so, contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property.

This course is designed to prepare participants to function as full- or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced public information officer training.

This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to function as a PIO such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

The primary training audience is individuals who have public information responsibilities during an emergency/disaster event and distribute disaster awareness campaign information.

This course is approved for ND POST Board credit.

NDDES will reimburse North Dakota residents for meals and lodging according to state rates and policy. Participants must live or work in ND and travel a distance greater than 50 miles to be eligible for reimbursement.

Questions may be addressed to Brenda Vossler, NDDES Training and Exercise Officer or Larry Regorrah , NDDES Training and Exercise Specialist.

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