Public Information, Media, Risk Communication, Volunteers, management homework help

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These are Two discussion questions, please answer .

1- Describe the role of the Public Information Officer in media relations and reporting during an incident. Why is this role so crucial? How can the PIO beneficially utilize the media for Risk Communication activities during the event? What pre-event activities lead to success in these relationships?

2- Provide a synopsis of the Volunteer Protection Act. What protection does this act provide? Any major omissions in coverage from the volunteer’s perspective? Does participation in a NVOAD agency provide any benefit to the volunteer? Any benefit to the Incident Command organization? about 500 is enough for question 2

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Mary Kathy
School: Boston College

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Public Information, Media, Risk Communication and Volunteers

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First discussion
The Public Information Officer (PIO) plays a crucial role in incident reporting and public
media relations when incidents occur. One of the major roles played by the PIO is to implement
a rumor control system so that he can respond promptly to media inquiries and public concerns
(Futter, Cion & Overton, 2002). Apart from that, the PIO is supposed to coordinate closely with
the Incident Command Post crew to implement a Media Photo Site that will enable for visual
access of the scene (Sahlin, 2015). The PIO is also supposed to obtain approval from the IC for
media releases, develop materials for use in the media briefings, inquire from the IC if the
incident has any limitations for information release and implement and operate a JIS whenever
appropriate (Sahlin, 2015). In addition, a PIO is supposed to maintain information summaries of
the incident, maintain an updated activity log, monitor ...

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