All staff must refer media to Public Information Designee.

 

Ø      Public Information Designee acts as contact for emergency responders and coordinates media communications.  If Public Information Designee is unavailable, an alternate assumes responsibilities.

 

Public Information Designee:

 

            Name                                                    Office Location   Work Phone   Home Phone     Mobile/Pager    

 

________________________________________                  ____________  __________            ___________            ___________                                     

 

Alternate Public Information Designee:

 

            Name                                                    Office Location   Work Phone   Home Phone     Mobile/Pager

 

________________________________________                  ____________  __________            ___________            ___________

 

 

During an emergency, adhere to the following procedures:

 

Ø      Crisis Team Coordinator relays all factual information to Public Information Designee.

 

Ø      Public Information Designee prepares a written statement to media.

 

Ø      Establish a media information center away from building.

 

Ø      Update media regularly.  Do not say “No comment”.

 

Ø      Do not argue with media.

 

Ø      Maintain log of all telephone inquiries.  Use scripted response to inquiries.

 

 

Media statement

 

Ø      Create a general statement before an incident occurs.  Adapt statement during crisis.

 

Ø      Emphasize safety of employees and guests first.

 

Ø      Briefly describe workplace plan for responding to emergency.

 

Ø      Issue brief statement consisting only of the facts.

 

Ø      Respect privacy of victim(s) and family of victim(s).  Do not release names to media.

 

Ø      Refrain from exaggerating or sensationalizing crisis.

 

 

Emergency Alert Stations

 

Listen to the following radio stations for information regarding a potential or impending emergency:

 

FM                                                                                          AM

WSTW  93.7 (24 hours)                                                       WDEL            1150 (24 hours)

WDSD  94.7   (24 hours)                                                      WILM  1450  (24 hours)

WJBR   99.5  (24 hours)                                                       WJBR 1290

WNRK 1260

WDOV 1410

WKEN  1600

Marine Channel 16

 

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Media/Emergency Alert Stations