This course covers topics necessary to work as a Public Information Officer (PIO), such as:
- legal issues
- the media
- scene management
- news conferences
As part of the course, you will present information on camera about a simulated incident, prepare written press releases, and learn how to prepare for news-media interviews.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Regular station duty wear for fire field activities
- Office attire for classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsThe Public Information Officer+Ethics, Legal Issues, Policies+The Media+Developing positive relationships with the media+Gathering information+Getting the information to the media+Scene Management+Multi-agency operations+News Conferences+Reaching the Community+Review and Exam
Suggested AudienceAll Emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel.
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Course size limit
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.