Course Name: S-203 - Public Information Officer
Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to serve as public information officers (PIOF). The course covers establishing and maintaining an incident information operation, communicating with internal and external audiences, working with the news media, handling special situations, and long-term planning and strategy.

Course Date: Feb. 21 - 24, 2023
Course Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Course Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center
Address: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B, Reno, NV, 89511
Room: TBA
Price: $375
Pre-Study: Yes (See NWCG for details.)
Target Group:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as public information officer (PIOF).

Notes:

Mandatory Dress Code is Business Casual.

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Note: Wildland Fire Program courses are not eligible for financial aid.

Course Cancellation Policies

Cancellations

In rare cases, classes may be canceled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund within two weeks of cancellation.

Refunds

Cancel more than three business days in advance of the class start date and you’ll receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancel three working days or less and receive a 50% refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Once class begins, however, refunds will not be given.

Inclement Weather Policy

If a workshop is canceled due to an unexpected College closure (i.e., weather conditions, etc.) all attempts will be made to reschedule the class. Only if the class cannot be rescheduled will a full refund then be issued. Please listen to the radio or check the College website in order to determine if the school has closed. Every effort will be made to inform you of a class cancellation due to inclement weather. If you are unable to attend due to the weather in your area—but the class has not been canceled—you are still responsible to contact the department 24 hours in advance of the class start date.

Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to registration.