Free Training: The Public Information Officer's Role

Selection, training & responsibilities


 
 

| Friday, July 5, 2013


The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest free training program, Public Information Officer: Roles and Responsibilities, is now available. The program consists of a 35-minute video program and an accompanying 45-slide PowerPoint (PPT) presentation.

The program covers:

  • Responsibilities of the public information officer (PIO).
  • The PIO and incident command
  • Information release guidelines
  • Media relations
  • Message mapping – a powerful tool
  • How to choose a PIO
  • How to train as a PIO

Firefighters and EMTs can view the video material with the PPT file acting as their hard copy notes, or they can use either resource independently. The PPT and video portions of the program can be used by any agency or member either as-is, or as a basis from which to construct training modules or presentations of their own. 

CLICK HERE to download the PPT and video as a compressed file, of view in the player above. 

Send comments and feedback about these training programs to ralphmroz@comcast.net. Please note that some Windows users may experience problems when downloading compressed files. If you have trouble downloading any of the programs, e-mail peterp@pennwell.com.

About The Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters and rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

 

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