Even with all the preparation in the world, you can't always know how your emergency plan is going to hold up in the middle of a disaster. One thing you can be absolutely prepared for, however, is how to get the news out to others when it does happen.
This short, informative pamphlet outlines what public relations should be. To put it simply, public relations in the midst of civil defense - in any situation, really - is all about information. In the event of a disaster, the purpose should be to keep the public informed of what's going on in civil defense.
The guide also points out that the media, from television to radio to newspapers, is the only way that civil defense can relay their vital information to the public. So it's important that the communication is presented in the most consistent way possible.
From why it should exist to how to implement it, Public Information In Civil Defense Services outlines the best options for information flow in any disaster, from mandmade to military.
- Chapter 1: What & Why of Public Relations
- Chapter 2: An Information Program's Objectives & Obligations
- Chapter 3: Where To Aim Information
- Chapter 4: Some Writing Rules to Remember
- Chapter 5: What Makes News?
- Chapter 6: The Information Officer's Place In Civil Defense