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Training Announcement: Lincoln County EMA to Conduct Basic PIO Course (G290)


March 19, 2010


Please note new dates change:

Lincoln County EMA will be conducting the updated FEMA Course G290, Basic Public Information Officer, in three sessions, April 13, 17 and 20, 2010. All three sessions will be held at the Lincoln County Communications Building, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset.


To assist participants with building the skills needed to be a full or part-time public information officer: such as oral and written communications, understanding and working with the media, and the basic tools and techniques of the PIO. This is a three day class.

Who Should Attend

Emergency management personnel, including fire, law enforcement, public health, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and others who have either full or part-time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments. Successful completion of this course meets the pre-requisite for the Advanced Public Information Officers (E388) course at EMI.

Prerequisite is Public Information Officer Awareness (G289), certificate is required to enter class.


  • Developing and/or enhancing basic skills in writing, public speaking, working with the media, and handling interviews, inquiries, and news conferences
  • Clearly Communicating life safety information to the public
  • Becoming more comfortable with the media
  • Developing working relationships with the media, co-workers, and superiors concerning public information activities
  • Developing and conducting awareness campaigns


This class is being conducted in three sessions:

  • April 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • April 17, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • April 20, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Register Now

Space is limited, applications will be accepted in the order they are received, all applications must be submitted by April 12, 2010.



Kimberly White-Kaiser, Lincoln County EMA


Last update: 07/20/10