Public Information Officer

A ranger points to a smoke plume while standing next to a man.
An information officer provides information about the Myrtle fire to a visitor at Wind Cave National Park.

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Learn How to Become an Information Officer

Understand the job requirements, position qualifications, and the steps you need to take to become and information officer.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Information Officer (PIOF) Task Book

Position Task Book (PTB) that lists the performance requirements in a format that allows a trainee to be evaluated against written guidelines.

NWCG Information Officer Type 1 / Type 2 Task Book

Position Task Book (PTB) that lists the performance requirements in a format that allows a trainee to be evaluated against written guidelines.

PIO Incident Organizer

Contains materials needed for an information officer to get organized on an incident assignment.

NIFC PIO Bulletin Board

Interagency and agency-specific information to assist PIOs during fire season.

Last updated: March 24, 2017