Incident Public Information Officer – Required Training Plans


Are you interested in becoming a Public Information Officer (PIO)?

A PIO is responsible for the creation and release of information regarding incidents to the news media, local communities, incident personnel, management teams, and other agencies and organizations. Anyone can become a PIO, but you do need good communication and writing skills, as well as required training and experience.

The following learning plans cover the training requirements for becoming a PIO, whether you are working at the local, regional, or national level. You can begin at the local level as a Public Information Officer (PIOF), continue to the regional or national level as a Public Information Officer 2 (PIO2), or advance to become a Public Information Officer 1 (PIO1), the most advanced level.

Learning Plans


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