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Incident Public Information Officer – Required Training Plans

Overview

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 POI, 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

Public Information Officer (PIOF)

Required Training

Additional Supportive Training

Required Experience

Public Information Officer 2 (PIO2)

Required Training

Additional Supportive Training

Required Experience

Public Information Officer 1 (PIO1)

Required Training

Required Experience

Fitness Requirements

None, but light duty requirements are recommended for unescorted visits to fire sites.

Additional Information

Overview of Required Training and Experience for PIOs

Upcoming PIO-Related Training Updated August 9, 2017

Reflection

What additional training and experience do you need to become a Public Information Officer?

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