Another press conference

Another day, another Governor’s press conference.

But here’s some behind the scenes setups that could work for you.

Notice how the room is setup for indoors to respect social distancing.

Lighting is great as it doesn’t blind the talent.

Allows real-time 508 compliance with the American Sign Language Interpreter(s).

Well done to Gov Lamont and his staff.


Feeding the soul

Apparently, it’s Saturday and sometimes we don’t get to have a day off.

Like we legit usually don’t get days off when we are deployed. That’s right, often times, when in deployed status, we don’t get much time off as our work is time sensitive and critical to our mission.

But tonight? I gotta take a few moments to feed my music Soul.



FEMA’s Coordination work for New Hampshire on WMUR-9 today

Final preps underway for today’s WMUR TV Interview highlighting FEMA’s work on COVID, PPE, and vaccination support for New Hampshire.

Coordination isn’t easy. Period.

But I’m proud to share the COVID coordination work that FEMA has been doing for all in New England.

Also glad to see local boy WMMUR Anchor and Reporter Mike Cherry with us on the ABC affiliate interview.

Cheeee hou!


Dangerous travel conditions – Winter Weather hazards this afternoon!

Yep, it’s truly winter when we have to start issuing these warnings. But being the first legit snowfall of the year, the northern Illinois peeps ought to take stock in the winter hazards and warnings from our friends at the National Weather Service Chicago.

Tracy with the…with the Honda? #Oops – because it’s usually the first big snowfall that catches some people off guard and they forget how unforgiving Mother Nature really is.

Trying not to sound like your father, with all this snow and ice stuff, it would be a great time for you to slow down and drive slower and safer please.

Trust me, you don’t want to hit it.

From your favorite PIO…


Reminder to keep reading

Despite a lack of free time, we as professionals need to continue to feed our brains, continue to read about past disasters, and learn from the gaps, and of course improve on the response to our ongoing situation.

Rats – I must find time to read more stuff!

So here’s a nice courtesy reminder of the streets: The Black Rat (aka Rattus rattus) is the species of the rat that carried #fleas infected with the bubonic plague.

The bubonic plague killed 75 million people worldwide from the 1300s to the 18th century.

While not exactly our current situation in 2020, the same dangers still exist and we need to be omnipresent of other impending dangers that could affect our communities we protect.

Rats, why did it have to be rats.