Public Information Office
The Public Information office serves as the department's communications link to the community, the department and the media outlets. The position reports to the Executive Services Assistant Chief but works closely with the Fire Chief and the Executive Staff as well.
Job responsibilities include the creation, organization and distribution of information regarding department activities, the department's website, newsletter and various social media sites. Seasonal fire safety awareness and community emergency preparedness information are coordinated through this position as well. During emergency incidents, the Public Information Officer serves as a liaison with the media. Once on scene, the Public Information Officer works with Incident Command to develop a clear picture of the incident. Briefings are held on scene for the media and regular updates are communicated through interviews, press releases, and social media postings.
If you have questions about the Fire Department, use the online form or call 817-392-6800.