Thursday, April 16, 2009

CERTs Complete Public Information Course

Judy Howell and Kevin Mullins completed the Basic Public Information Officer Training offered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management today. The course emphasized the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information functions. Subjects included conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing, public speaking and television interviews. Other attendees were represenatives from local fire departments, government agency's and Homeland Security organizations. Fairfax County CERT now has three trained Public Information Officers in its ranks.