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1

If a member is approached by a representative from the press, who shall they be referred to?

The member shall refer the inquiry to his or her IMMEDIATE supervisor.

2

What non-confidential information may be released by members of this department due to a press inquiry?

a) The type of incident or event,
b) Number of patients or victims, if known; AND
c) the hospital(s) to which the patient(s) or victim(s) are being transported.
*Members shall NOT discuss the condition of patient(s) or victim(s), the care provided or other confidential info.*

3

Where are Dept. members who are permitted to speak with the press, allowed to conduct these interviews?

Answer questions OUTSIDE of established fire lines.

4

Who is authorizes all requests for any individual NOT authorized to be present in a FD vehicle?

All requests must be forwarded to and APPROVED by the Chief of Operations (CoO).

5

An event may be deemed to be newsworthy if it reflects on the overall mission of the FD. The following examples are:

a) ANY out of the ordinary event, which reflects POSITIVELY on a member of the department,
b) ANY response involving the preservation of life involving application of medical, rescue or other F/F skills,
c) Human interests story.