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Training Announcement: Public Information Officer Awareness (G289) CANCELLATION


August 14, 2012


We're sorry to announce the cancellation of this course, due to low enrollment.

We hope to offer at another time in the future. In the meantime please feel free to take the online PIO Awareness Course

This online class qualifies as the prerequisite for G290, Basic Public Information Officer Course.

Thanks again for your interest!

The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be conducting training seminar G289, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Awareness training program for Public Information Officers (PIO), September 13, 2012, in Hermon, Maine. This course serves as a prerequisite for attendance at the 2-day Basic PIO Course (G290).

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define emergency public information and the Public Information Officer (PIO) function.
  • Describe how written products are used to support public information activities.
  • Describe how the PIO can work effectively with the news media to communicate emergency public information.
  • Apply basic PIO skills to public awareness campaigns.

Selection Criteria:

The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the State, tribal, or local level of government.

A secondary audience for this training includes individuals who would benefit from a general understanding of the emergency public information function. This audience would include elected and other officials with responsibilities that would necessitate their working with PIOs or the news media during an emergency incident.


Mike Grant, MEMA Training Officer will serve as primary instructor.

Course Location:

The course will be held at the Hermon Fire Department, located at 327 Billings Road in Hermon. Class will run from 8:15 to 4:30. Breaks and lunch will be provided. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Applications will be accepted via FEMA 119-25-1 training application form available on the MEMA training website and emailed or faxed to Mike Grant (



Mike Grant
207-624-4400 / FAX 207-287-3178


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