Communicating with the Media

The POD manager may act as or assign a person to be the Press Assistant.

  • The Press Assistant fields requests for interviews/information from the media.
  • The Press Assistant may be required to complete a “Media Call Intake Sheet”.
  • The Press Assistant then submits the Media Call Intake Sheet to the Public Information Officer or appropriate designee.

The POD Manager or Press Assistant would be the ONLY people at the POD to forward information to the County EOC, PIO or JIC. Any Media who show up at the POD should be directed to either the POD Manager or Press Assistant so that they can fill in the Media Call Intake Sheet.