Day-5: Final day of the DHS/FEMA Ohio EMA All-Hazards Incident Management Team Logistics Section Chief course.
Again, special thanks to FEMA USAR Ohio Task Force-1 for hosting this week.
Solid morning as we talked about how the LSC frequently meets with the PSC well before much of the action happens.
In fact, it is likely that the LSC is at least 5 steps ahead of the OSC – to plan to supply and equip our tactical operations with the stuff they need.
Ohio EMA LSC Phil Johnson brief the class on how county agencies interact with our activated State EOC focusing in on resource ordering and task assignments.
Like good Logistics Section Chiefs, we debated the merits of pre-staging resources before they are needed for faster deployments and anticipating needs (leaning in).
Lots of discussion on EMAC and the success that the State of Ohio had with 2016 events including the 2016 Republican National Convention which was classified as a NSSE.
We discussed demobilization plans as well as factors that could contribute to delayed demob. As always, we emphasize on the safe return of all crews from disaster deployment.
At the end of the day, we were able to tour the DHS/FEMA USAR OH-TF-1 facility.
Logistics plays a HUGE part of daily operations as they have thousands and thousands of pieces of deployable items needed for disaster operations.
So as you can see, LSCs have an insurmountable task of keeping order during non-disaster times.
For those in the military and are truly Logistics pees, I believe this is an amazing piece of equipment.
If you are a pro, and like to sling load your stuff, you should consider getting a few.
Special thanks to all the pros from DHS/FEMA Ohio USAR Task Force-1.
Superb ending of class with participants from numerous states on this #AlohaFriday!
Proud to serve my country and train other IMT LSCs from across this great nation.