Meet the team: Steve Pollock and Justice Jones

Pollock Jones

Steve Pollock (left):
Chief Regional Fire Coordinator, Texas A&M Forest Service
Position with Lone Star State Incident Management Team: Liaision Officer
Age: 58

As a liaison officer with the IMT, Pollock’s role is to serve as the incident’s point of contact with agency representatives from assisting and cooperating agencies. He reports to the Incident Commander. On assignment in New York, Pollock is working closely with the city’s Office of Emergency Management, which requested the Lone Star team to coordinate the National Guard’s massive public outreach and commodity distribution program.

Justice Jones (right):
Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator, Texas A&M Forest Service
Position with Lone Star State Incident Management Team: Public Information Officer
Age: 40

As the lead public information officer with the Lone Star State IMT, Jones is responsible for coordinating information collection and dissemination internally among team members and cooperators and externally among the media and the public. The PIO reports to the Incident Commander. On assignment in New York, Jones is preparing daily informational updates, distributing flyers and other information to the public, facilitating media interviews and using social media to share the team’s stories.

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