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.
- NWCG Public Information Officer Position Requirements
- NPS Public Information Officer Resources Including How to Become an Information Officer and Upcoming Training Opportunities