The Public Information Officer (PIO) serves as the primary media contact for Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. The PIO is responsible for producing news releases and public information materials including the agency’s online newsletter The Beacon.
The PIO is also the public information representative to the state's two nuclear power plants and is the lead PIO during exercises and drills as well as in the event of an incident at one of the facilities.
The NEMA PIO serves as the lead PIO at the state’s Joint Information Center (JIC). The JIC is opened when an incident in the state warrants a joint communication response. Public information professionals from a wide variety of agencies and jurisdictions collocate to provide a single integrated source of information in the event of a major incident. The JIC is part of the National Incident Management System.
The NEMA PIO is certified as a Type III Incident Management Team PIO and as part of the Operations Section, responds with the NEMA Field Team.
Public Information Officer