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New Course Announcement: Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders (AWR 209)

 

October 11, 2012

 

Dealing with the Media:A Short Course for Rural First Responders (AWR 209)

Saturday November 3, 2012 (Deadline To Register is October 20, 2012)

AWR 209 Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders is a six-hour tuition-free course designed to provide rural first responders with the skills and knowledge to quickly adopt the role of public information officer (PIO) if/when needed and to communicate with the public through the media. Many rural first responder organizations do not have a full or part-time PIO on staff. Therefore, in the event that a first responder is thrust into the role of PIO, whether it be roadside at the scene of an emergency or detailing directions to the public in a crisis situation, it is important to under-stand how the media works and how best to work with the available media outlets.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

• Utilizing the media in emergency and public awareness situations.

• Working with the media at the scene of an emergency.

• Anticipating what news agencies want from the responders at the scene of an emergency.

• Giving interviews that work.

• Writing effective news releases that will be read.

Course Location:

Farmingdale Fire Station/Town Office 289 Maine Avenue, Farmingdale, ME 04344

Registration - 8:30am - 9:00am

Class begins - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch on your own!

Registration:

For further information or to register, please do so through TEEX Registration.

 

Contact:

Julian Beale
207-441-7360
bealeafd98@gmail.com

 

Last update: 07/20/10