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Public Information Officer

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s Public Information Officer is on duty 24/7/365 to assist the public, media, and incident command system by:

  • Helping residents and businesses affected by fire or other hazardous situations.
  • Being a liaison for Red Cross or other public agencies.
  • Working with news agencies at the scene of an incident or following an incident by providing interviews, updates, and media releases.
  • Providing support to an incident commander as part of the command staff at an emergency scene.


In addition, the PIO also:

  • Assists the Office of Emergency Management during a disaster under Emergency Support Function (ESF) 15.
  • Provides a public information officer to other jurisdictions when requested.


For further information, please contact:

Captain Kyle Ohashi, Public Information Officer
Desk: 253-856-4481
Cell: 206-450-8400

On-Duty PIO – 206-972-4082