Public Information Officer Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Public Information Officer Subcommittee (PIOSC) provides national leadership in all areas of wildland fire public information management.

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  • Establish and regularly update incident position information related to wildland fire incident public information. This includes position standards, qualifications requirements, and performance support materials such as job aids, training courses, and position task books. Provide position input to other committees as necessary.
  • Develop wildland fire public information best practices that ensure timely, accurate and reliable information.
  • Coordinate with pertinent stakeholders and cooperators to provide all-inclusive messaging, information, assistance and subject matter expertise in wildland fire public information management.

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Comments due: October 1st 2019

This guidance is not designed to provide policy or agency direction, but should be viewed as a “How To” guide based upon subject matter expert knowledge and experience.

All comments should be directed to your PIOSC agency representative (

View the draft guidance.

Sean Collins
NWCG Coordinator: 
Deb Fleming
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