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National Emergency Management Basic Academy

E/L0105 – Public Information Basics

Course Overview

To equip participants with the skills needed to be full or part-time PIOs, including oral and written communications; understanding and working with the media; and basic tools and techniques to perform effectively as a PIO, both in the proactive/ advocacy times and crisis/ emergency response.

Selection Criteria

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.


IS-29: Public Information Officer Awareness​

Course Length

3 days

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