Are we educating potential firefighter candidates about all aspects of the job? Mandy George enumerates the reasons why we ought to.
Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appointed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue serving on the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest free training program, Public Information Officer: Roles and Responsibilities, is now available.
The fire service must work to change public perceptions about neglectful fires, and public information officers' word choice can help do so. Ed Ruckriegel and Denise DeSerio write about using words that best support the fire service's mission.
Telling your community about your department's duties and activities makes a huge impact when it comes time to get help with your department's funding needs. Antoine Tribble talks about how a public information officer increases your department's visibility.
"Car 1103. Scene of an apartment fire; 2nd alarm; code 701 firefighter. Incident command requesting the PIO ...."
Discouraged by public apathy and stung by a bad press, many a fire chief has doubtless asked himself, “How can we get our story across to people? How can we publicize the local fire service fairly and favorably, when we don’t have anyone trained in public relations work?”