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Telling the Story: Basic Public Information

This training supports the role(s) of: Public Information Officer, Admin Officer

The course is designed to introduce participants to the essentials of the public information function. Disasters generate intense interest from the media, the general public, our donors and our volunteers. Disseminating accurate information — particularly in the first 24-hours after an incident — is essential. This course will cover the basics of good public relations, and discuss strategies for developing positive media relationships. Participants will also get to practice essential P.R. skills such as writing

Who Should Take This Course: Disaster workers interested in serving as Public Information specialists or anyone who may serve as a media spokesperson on a disaster operation.

Prerequisites: Intro to Emergency Disaster Services

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