Removed: Required Training and Required Experience and replaced with "The qualification pathway for this position is discontinued per NWCG direction on January, 2023. Responders with an active PTB will transition to the corresponding complex position PTB."
Public Information Officer Type 2*
The Public Information Officer Type 2 (PIO2) 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 PIO2 supervises the public information function of an Incident Management Team (IMT) and may support a branch of a Type 1 IMT. The PIO2 may report to the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Agency Administrator (AA), or Incident Commander (IC). The PIO2 works in the Command functional area.
The PIO2 performs position duties commensurate with Type 2 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book).
Updated: Position Endorsement
The position for this endorsement is currently being evaluated to the new standards for Complex Incident Management, for current information regarding this change, please contact your NIMSIC representative.
Removed: IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction from Required Training.
Added: to "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills."
- IS-42, Social Media in Emergency Management
- L-481, Advanced Leadership for Command and General Staff (if not taken in lieu of S-420)
- S-420, Command and General Staff (if not taken in lieu of L-481)
Position created. Replaced IOF2.