Communications Office

The Communications staff works to ensure the people of North Carolina are informed and knowledgeable about programs, events and conditions affecting their safety and well-being. Staff works to provide timely and accurate information to news media and to inform the public of emergency action steps to be taken during natural or man-made disasters.

Members of the Communications Office respond to media inquiries, write speeches and press releases and produce educational materials. 

Communications staff members are on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week assisting members of the news media either by phone or at the scenes of incidents.  When necessary, communications staff prepare and distribute news releases and arrange for news conferences.