Event Registration - Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

FEMA Public Information Officer Awareness Training Certificate Course (L0105)
10/1/2024 - 10/3/2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST


Location: Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) , 2025 Courtney Park Drive East , Mississauga , On


There are currently 20 spots remaining out of 25




Event Description
Hosted by the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) Continuing Professional Development and the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI)

Course Details: The FEMA Public Information Officer (PIO) Awareness Training Certificate Course plays a crucial role in disaster operations, significantly enhancing the ability to preserve lives and safeguard property. This course is specifically crafted to acquaint both novice and experienced emergency managers from different organizations with the fundamental responsibilities of a PIO. Its primary goal is to lay a solid groundwork of knowledge in the core competencies required for both full-time and part-time PIOs. It encompasses aspects such as verbal and written communication, handling media relations, and mastering essential tools and techniques essential for effective PIO work in various scenarios, including proactive advocacy, crisis management and emergency response.

Date:     October 1-3, 2024 (3 Days - In Person)
Time:     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Note:     Participants must complete all 3 days to be eligible for an official FEMA Certificate

Instructor: 
Rob Keller, MSgt (Retired) US Army National Guard
FEMA Crisis Communication Trainer (PIO/JIC)
 
Prerequisite:
   
Participants are encouraged to complete the pre-class preparation Independent Study web-based course (free): FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course IS-29.A: Public Information Officer Awareness (approx. 2 - 4 hours).
FEMA - Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course | IS-29.A: Public Information Officer Awareness

The Public Information Officer Awareness Course (IS0029) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency.  

Course Materials:      
Participants will be sent an email with a downloadable link to the electronic student manual prior to the course start date.


Conference Fee:
OAEM Member Fee: $675.00 / Non-OAEM Member Fee: $875.00

Food and Beverage:
On-site food and beverage included

Parking:    
On-site parking available

Point of Contact:   
Lynn McLarnon, OAEM Corporate Manager
Office: (416) 436-0716
administration@oaem.ca

 
Important:   
The FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is used as the unique individual identifier for all applicants requesting FEMA training. The FEMA SID number is used as the applicant's unique student identifier for the following areas: training records and continuing education credit through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

An invitational code will be provided to the participants prior to the course date. This code will be important to obtain the completion certificate from EMI. International students are required to register for a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) Number to receive the FEMA L0105 completion certificate.
 





 

Details
Additional information: All participants will receive confirmation of registration from OAEM.