Information Officers

Information Officers posting Chakina Fire maps on an information board in Kennecott, Wrangell-St. Elias NP, 2009
Information Officers posting Chakina Fire maps on an information board in Kennecott, Wrangell-St. Elias NP, 2009

During emergency situations, the public need for information is akin to food, water, and shelter. Information is a critical aspect to any fire.

Along with serving on the command staff of incident management teams, Information Officers communicate with peers, partners, local communities and the public, answer the hard questions, craft stories, maintain reporter relations, work with the web and social media, provide information planning, and do these things under stressful situations. The links below are helpful tools for Information Officers before and during a crisis.

Links

Learn How to Become an Information Officer

Alaska NPS Wildland Fire Management Communicator's Toolbox (Website for Internal Use Only)

NPS Fire & Aviation Management Information Officers

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Brochures & Education Materials

National Interagency Fire Center PIO Bulletin Board

Last Updated: September 17, 2013