THE FIRE PIO: Qualifications of a Fire Department Public Information Officer

No matter what type of department you are a member of – volunteer, combination or career – it should have a designated public information officer (PIO). It doesn’t matter where you are; every place has the potential of becoming the site of a major...


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I strongly suggest that if you are interested in becoming a PIO, discuss this position with your family. It will impact them as much as it does you. It may cause you to cancel social events or miss special family outings. Be prepared.

More qualifications of the PIO can be found in National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist, 2010 edition. n

 

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