Public Information Officer Type 1*
The Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) participates in the collection and dissemination of incident information and may be the first public point of contact. They may be assigned to information center operations, community engagement, media relations, or other branches. The PIO1 supervises the public information function of an Incident Management Team (IMT) and may support a branch of a Type 1 or Type 2 IMT. The PIO1 may report to the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Agency Administrator (AA), or Incident Commander (IC). The PIO1 works in the Command functional area.
The PIO1 performs position duties commensurate with Type 1 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book).
Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.
Position created. Replaced IOF1.