A member of the Command Staff responsible for interfacing with the public and media or with other agencies with incident-related information requirements.
The person on the emergency management team who is in charge of public information. The PIO is the counterpart to the onpost Public Affairs Officer.
Officer responsible for relaying information to the media on the scene of an incident.
A member of the Command Staff responsible for interfacing with the public and media or with other agencies requiring information directly from the incident. There is only one Public Information Officer per incident. The Public Information Officer may have assistants.
responsible for verifying, coordinating, and disseminating all media releases.
A person appointed by a County Emergency Operations Center to be responsible for the formulating and coordinating of the dissemination of emergency public information with both the electronic and written media, ensuring that accurate information is being released to the general public.
A public official usually part of an emergency management group whose function is to coordinate emergency information releases to the media or to the public.
Public Information Officers (PIOs) are the communications coordinators or spokespersons of certain governmental organizations. They differ from public relations departments of private organizations in that they typically do not engage in marketing, but solely in providing information to the public and the media as required by law and according to the standards of their profession.