Public Information Officer

FF Todd Gebhardt 

 

Office: First Floor of the City Building (3rd & Avery Sts)

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Phone: 304-424-8470

Email: todd.gebhardt@gmail.com

The PIO is tasked with keeping the community, as well as the media, up to date with fire department safety messages, activities and incidents.

Other Job Functions 

  • Coordinating the scheduling of emergency response units for fire and life safety presentations with the Operations Division.
  • Developing program objectives and performance measures, collecting and analyzing data and evaluating the effectiveness of programs.
  • Developing and coordinating the release of information to the media concerning community projects and departmental activities by preparing press releases, arranging staff interviews and responding to media questions.
  • Making presentations and communicating with all levels of the Department, citizenry and the media.
  • Scheduling and coordinating press conferences, awards ceremonies, promotional ceremonies and other Department activities.
  • Representing the Fire Department during community programs and at public, social and business meetings.