Media liaison and corporate communications is an important part of the Tri-Service, providing a valuable conduit to the community, via the media, and internally.
The Media and Corporate Communications Unit is a small team that has responsibility for providing strategic advice on media and communications issues, handling enquiries from local, interstate and international media, coordinating media conferences and issuing media releases on operational and other matters of interest to the public.
In particular, the unit's staff plays a major role in the dissemination of information in the threat or event of disasters, particularly cyclones and floods.
The media unit includes a multi-media liaison officer who is responsible for maintaining social media, such as the PFES facebook, twitter and youtube accounts. The multi-media liaison officer also records/edits and photographs events for both internal and external use.
The Media Unit maintains the PFES website, produces relevant policy and promotional material and provides internal media training to police, fire and emergency services personnel who may be called upon to provide information to the public through the media.