PIO message –
Friendly reminder: REAL weather predictions should be based from real science (like our professionals from the National Weather Service @NWS)…not a fugly little fat groundhog on one-single day.
C’mon peeps! Common sense right?!?
Happy AlohaFriday and a great start to the FEMA OEMA G0291: Joint Information Center / Joint Information System course here at the Cleveland EOC!
So naturally, we talked a bunch of JIC stuff including our third guest VIP – day shift Cleveland JIC Manager of the 2016 RNC and the led JIC Manager of the Christmas plane crash in 2016, Beth Zietlow DeJesus!!!
Not only sharing stories about coordination amongst local, county, and Federal agencies on the recovery process, Beth was able to share a few stories about the media on controlling the message and handling mis-information.
Great experiences to share with out new PIOs!
Outstanding class this week. Proud of the work and collaboration in class shared by everyone. Great to see these new PIOs as they increase their organization’s visibility.
Now go forth, and use your new PIO skillz for good!
Day-2 of the FEMA Basic PIO Course in Cleveland, Ohio!!! Starting out the day with one of the best JIC Managers in the biz, ladies and gents, one of the orig FEMA Master PIOs put your hands together for ERICA CREECH!!!!!
Sharing her experiences with the class on PIOs and coordination was critical in countless EOC and JIC activations.
In a heartbeat, I’d work for Erica any day in the JIC.
Don’t worry, we jumped back on the train (FEMA’s powerpoint slides) to talk and debate about press releases.
Since Steve is from media, he loves his inverted pyramid. But are press releases valuable? Needed? Seems we had quite the spirited discussion on the necessity and timely appeal of press releases.
After lunch, we were fortunate enough to grab, IMHO, the best of the best media talent in Cleveland.
These pros not only talk a good game, but their social media skills are top shelf! I submit to you Barry’s fashion selfie from the front of the room.
These folks were able to dedicate their time to answer any I mean ANY questions that our new PIOs had.
Proud to see new relationships and transparency with all parties involved.
Why? We hear of soooo many bad interactions and exchanges with the media. This kind of engagement showcases that if we work together and we share our knowledge of ongoing issues, we can help each other out.
I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to see this kind of action happening in class.
Like nurturing new PIOs and helping them network…OMG THIS IS WHAT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS ALL ABOUT!!!!!!!!
Yeah yeah, I’ll get off the soapbox now.
But seriously, this media panel has been one of my absolute favorites to have because….well, because of this…
Brah, Tanaka’s got some seriously good selfie skillz. Many mahalos to all of my media panel that showcased the best of TV news media.
After the media panel left, we reviewed all of our on camera interviews.
Sharing our challenges but learning from others in a productive and positive way increases participant on camera skills.
To close out the day, we also had our second and most lauded PIO stop by. Ladies and gents, the orig filmmaker himself, raise the roof cause it’s Cleveland Fire very own PIO Mike Noooooooooooorman!!!!!!!
Glad to spend a few minutes with fire’s new PIO who jumped head first into the role for CFD. FYI-Mike was a participant in a class that Steve and I taught in Summit County Ohio so we are proud to see him flourishing in his role at CFD.
Outstanding and super fun day with everyone. Back at it tomorrow with another special guest and to talk about JIC/JIS!
It’s Wednesday – so on this fine hump day, I bring you this hump of a disaster…
…more like a movie that is a disaster. I can confirm, Sharknado isn’t real.
The possibility of a sharks flying around in a tornado are incredibly rare.
Don’t be a bozo.
Second and final day of our Ohio EMA Emergency Planning course!
We are going to dive deep into CPG-101 and talk about how we can increase our ability to write better EOP base plans and enhance our annexes.
All four groups firing all the way as they work through challenges in formulation of SMEs for plans.
Dynamic chatter esp focusing in on American Red Cross and Emergency Management when it comes to bringing people to the table.
Dove deep into how CPG101 applies, incorporating the NRF, lots on NIMS compliance, and of course ICS requirements. Discussion also lead to a few case studies including Hurricane Jacob Cat-5 to Cat-2 hit.
Also fortunate to have key players from CERT, HAM, EM, and law enforcement at the table discussing challenges with paid vs volunteer staffing and accounting for resources.
I want to give a major shoutout to Alicen and Tim for their hospitality this week for the Ohio EMA G-235 course. Most gracious and hospitable course coordinators.
Now go forth and formulate good EOPs!
Despite the plethora of bad information being spread around, here’s the official track of Hurricane Irma.
Information from NHC and is current as of 09-04-17 at 0500.
Please plan accordingly.
October was great but a busy November is here!
First week, I’ll be supporting the Cleveland PIOs during the 2016 World Series. Later in the week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching ICS-400 in Belmont County (Ohio).
Second week will be a few social media classes in SE Georgia who are still in recovery operations from Hurricane Matthew.
Third week will be all Arizona.
And then the Fourth week will some Thanksgiving fun.
Who’s excited for Turkey in November? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
And for tonight’s World Series Game-6 Cubs vs Indians: #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians