PIO message –
Friendly reminder: REAL weather predictions should be based from real science (like our professionals from the National Weather Service @NWS)…not a fugly little fat groundhog on one-single day.
C’mon peeps! Common sense right?!?
Media considerations: Press amenities.
Aside from giving the media the juicy story they crave…we should do a better job in considering their needs during a disaster.
However, in this day/age of media involvement and constant interaction, it would behoove us PIOs to better meet the needs of our partners (that’s right, I said partners) in safety.
For prolonged incidents, it would be nice if your agency:
Since we are breaking down barriers, we need to explore a few options to support our partners in safety. Look at this setup…
…no seriously, look closer.
What do you see?
Build your relationships before a disaster and strengthen them as you continue to train exercise your skills. Partners in safety.
Let’s work together to better our response and enhance communications skills with just some basic needs for the press. Trust me, a little goes along way.
After all, the old adage goes: you can attract more friends with honey than vinegar…right?