What is a Public Information Officer (PIO)?
The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for disseminating information to the public in regards to all aspects of the Fire Department including but not limited to Emergency calls, evacuations, natural disasters and special events.
How is information released?
The main medium for getting information out to the public are the broadcast and print media. The PIO is generally seen on TV or in the newspaper giving information about an emergency or public service that has or will be occurring in the city. All Fire Department news and information will be released to the media through the PIO.
Our Public Information Officer (PIO)
Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department’s Public Information Officer is Division Chief Mike Moser. Division Chief Moser has been with the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department since 2001 and is also a member of Florida Urban Search & Rescue (USAR FL-TF2). Division Chief Moser is the Team Leader for the Honor Guard as well as the Lead Adviser for the Coral Springs Fire Explorer Program.
Division Chief Moser is a member of the State of Florida PIO Deployment Team and attends specially designed courses regularly, thus allowing him the skills and qualifications to provide his services to the community. Division Chief Moser has been deployed out of state as a PIO for incidents including Hurricane Ike, Charlie, and Katrina.
The Florida Fire Chief’s Association named him the 2008 PIO of the Year.
Division Chief Moser is on-call 24 hours a day to answer calls from the media as the need arises.
For all media and public inquiries, Division Chief Moser can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org