Happy 2018 #EMS Week! #StrongerTogether

Happy EMS week to all those hard working pre-hospital care pros out there!

May 20-26, 2018, is the 44th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”  Whether celebrated with a company cookout or a catered lunch; an open house, an awards ceremony or even quiet reflection about what it means to be an EMS practitioner, EMS Week is the perfect time to recognize EMS and all that its practitioners do for our nation.

@rusnivek

DHS Surge Capacity Force for FEMA

Also, remember when I talked about working together so that in a disaster things go well? Here’s the article I worked on w/ CBP as part of the DHS “Surge Capacity Force” ramp up to support FEMA.

Teri Villarreal, usually an import specialist with CBP’s Rosemont, Illinois, office, helps residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a member of FEMA’s Surge Capacity Force. FEMA photo by Kevin Sur

Teri Villarreal, usually an import specialist with CBP’s Rosemont, Illinois, office, helps residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a member of FEMA’s Surge Capacity Force. FEMA photo by Kevin Sur

See, partnerships are key in the success of any agency’s mission.

Continue to explore working with your partners in public safety!

@rusnivek

 

Blue light on for #PoliceWeek

I know you got your #blue #light on for #PoliceWeek

HISTORY: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

@rusnivek

Location assessment and a fresh new EOC

Taking some time today to assess a few new classroom locations.

(And yes, if you were going to ask, this is also their media press briefing room.)

Additionally, the larger classrooms are solid and has plenty of space to do breakout sessions as well as secluded rooms for simulations on policy briefing, partner agencies, etc….

Glad to see they even have a place for their favorite PIO too.

The main EOC is nice and fresh too.

Classes? Training? Large events? Activations? Disasters? All looks good to me. I’m in!

Special thanks to Bob and the crew for the tour. Looking forward to supporting the operations.

@rusnivek