TPSTA is an approved training provider for Firefighter Training by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Firefighter & Rescue Training by the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshalls' Association of Texas. For questions please contact us at or 737-881-8045.

Program Physical Location: 298 Industrial Blvd., Bastrop, TX 78602

TCFP Department ID: 12194

This course covers topics necessary to work as a Public Information Officer (PIO), such as:

  • ethics
  • legal issues
  • policies
  • the media
  • scene management
  • news conferences

As part of the course, you will present information on camera about a simulated incident, prepare written press releases, and learn how to prepare for news-media interviews.