Applicability & Plan
d. The plan should identify a designated spokesperson and
staff able to access emergency information; exchange
information with spokespersons of Federal, state, tribal,
and local organizations; disseminate information to the
news media; and manage public inquiries.
The emergency public information organization
should specifically include and identify individuals
by position and responsibility.
A primary and alternate person should be assigned
for each position.
The number of persons required to respond
effectively will vary with the nature, severity, and
duration of the emergency. Staff available should
include a spokesperson, joint information director,
news director, news release writers, rumor control
supervisor, technical consultant, administrative
support adviser, and government liaison. These
positions may be dual functions.
Participation in the planning process should be
obtained from management representatives of the
communication media, especially radio and