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(108) Public Information Officer - G290

Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department - Sissonville High School

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312

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What's Included

Description: Focusing upon the unique role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in emergency management, this course will help PIOs or people assigned that role to fine-tune their job skills. Students will explore the role of the PIO in all phases of emergency management. They will look at the multi-faceted duties and challenges of it. Through individual and group activities, students will develop and practice a series of communication skills and identify ways to integrate all phases of emergency management into a comprehensive public information program. Instructor: Amber Elmore - Amber began her Fire Service career in 2004 with the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department where she serves as a Firefighter. She also fulfills public information and media relation obligations for the department. She is a certified NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) Instructor and is a certified Wildland Public Information Officer. Amber is also the author of the Betsy Beansprout Adventure Guide series for children. She is also an editor for an online technology news and software company. Instructor: Robert Beanblossom - Robert is a State Park Administrator for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. He has an extensive wildland firefighting background as a Wildland Firefighter, a Type II Information Officer and a Fire Prevention Officer with deployments all over the United States. He has over 39 years of service with WV State Parks and he is a member of Society of American Foresters. Prerequisites: None Equipment: None

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Sissonville Fire & Rescue School

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  • Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department

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Sissonville High School 6100 Sissonville Drive SissonvilleWV  25312
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