Public Information Officer Type 1

PIO1 decorative banner: photos depicting PIO1 position. PIO1 position description: The Public Information Officer (PIO1), a member of the Command Staff, is responsible for the formulation and release of information about the incident to the news media, local communities, incident personnel, other appropriate agencies and organizations, and for the management of all Public Information Officers assigned to the incident.

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Safety Officer Type 2 (SOF2)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:ICS-400RT-130S-420 orL-481Fitness: M Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)Qualified As:ICT3 + OSC2 orICT3 + PSC2 orICT3 + LSC2 orICT3 + SOF2 orICT3 + FSC2Required Training:RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)Qualified As:PIOF or*OSC2 or*LSC2 or*SOF2 or*PSC2 Required Training:IS-800RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)Qualified As:SOF2Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: M Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1)Qualified As:PIO2 or*OSC1 or*LSC1 or*SOF1 or*PSC1Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: N Safety Officer, Line (SOFR)Qualified As:Any STLorICT4Required Training:ICS-300ICS-400RT-130Fitness: M Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)Qualified As:ICT4 + TFLDorAny STL + any 2 SRB (one must be ENGB or CRWB) + ICT4Required Training:ICS-400RT-130S-300S-390Fitness: A Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-131Fitness: A Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4)Qualified As:Any SingleResource BossRequired Training:RT-130S-200Fitness: A Public Information Officer (PIOF)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300ICS-400IS-700L-180RT-130S-130S-190S-203Fitness: N Agency Representative (AREP)Qualified As:Agency EstablishedRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700IS-800Fitness: NNot a C&G position Incident CommanderType 1 (ICT1)Qualified As:ICT2Required Training:RT-130S-520 or CIMCFitness: N Liaison Officer (LOFR)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N

For information on how to interpret this chart, please review Position and Qualifications Chart Guidance.

PIO1 Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Advanced Incident Management (S-520) or Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-06)

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-06)*

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-06)*

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Safety Officer Type 1 (SOF1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-06)*

OR

  • Satisfactory performance as a Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 1 (PIO1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-06)*

*Individuals utilizing this pathway must complete the Public Information Officer Course (E/L952) prior to position qualification.

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For PIO1

  • Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)

PIO1 Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • None
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2019-09-27

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