Information Officer Resources

Template for Status Board: These documents are used for displaying information in the JIC. We suggest enlarging into poster size for easy use as a status board.

Request to Use Information and Social Media Policy (last updated 2021):  A memo asking Unified Command for pre-approval to use approved documentation (ICS forms 201, 209, 232, and press releases) for information distributed via social media and website.

213 General Message (pre-filled): This is a pre-filled 213 General Message guidance for responders on the use of personal social media accounts. Use this after the policy has been approved by Unified Command.

Press Conference Script: A list of talking points for Unified Command members for press conferences, specifically related to the Northwest Area.

Moderator Script Outline: Script for facilitating a press conference.

New Release Templates 96 Hours: Templates for the initial press release, media advisory and follow-up press release. 

Recommended Flow of Information for News Releases: Recommendations for the type of information to use in the first and second press releases.

Daily Briefing ChecklistFor use by Information Officer or designee to brief incoming Information Officer.