National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Public Information Officer Type 3

PIO3 decorative banner: photos depicting PIO3 position.  PIO3 position description: Public Information Officer Type 3 (PIO3), 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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PIO3 Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Public Information Officer, Technician (PIOT)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Public Information Officer Type 3 (PIO3) Position Task Book, PMS 311-15

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For PIO3

  • Public Information Officer Complex (PIOC)
  • Public Information Officer Type 2, (PIO2)

PIO3 Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Public Information Officer Complex (PIOC)
  • Public Information Officer Technician (PIOT)
  • Public Information Officer Type 2, (PIO2)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills




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