Another G0291 JIS JIC course for PIOs in Athens County #Ohio #AlohaFriday

Leading off another Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) G-0291: Joint Information System / Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs.

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We have a few new additions to our class – who hail from across Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia.

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Glad to have so many pros with us in class…esp for #AlohaFriday – yeah baby!

PC: J. Beckett

PC: J. Beckett

Always an Aloha shirt on Fridays.

Lots of group work and discussion as everyone contributes information to better their communities.

img_6153It is helpful because our participants have diverse backgrounds.

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Almost all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) were represented.

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This allowed us to have an in-depth discussion and think outside the box to solve various in class table top exercises.

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Instructors we able to facilitate discussion among groups providing the opportunity to enhance their response with immediate communication strategies and tactics for emergency notification.

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Also lots of discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of the JIC vs the JIS.

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Additionally, the class wanted to see a few pictures from our Joint Information Center (JIC) during the 2016 RNC (2016 Republican National Convention).

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We obliged and showed a few pictures.

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Glad to have the chance to present before the PIOs from Athens County and beyond.

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Special thanks to Dan in coordinating this training with Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Proud to have so many different agencies represented.

Looking forward to working with each of these PIOs in a JIC!

@rusnivek

Blizzard of 2015 meme – Hoard water, spam and bacon

Since we are talking about winter preparedness today, I am reminded about this meme created in 2015.

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Yes, I said meme. It looks like a screen grab from a national news station, but it has been doctored up a bit. Obviously.

While I cannot support all the bullet points, I can tell you that first bullet point definitely on my list.

BTW-it’s Hoard water, SPAM, and bacon.

Long live the Oxford comma!

@rusnivek

 

During an emergency, stop taking pictures too close!

Probably a good time to share reminders on taking pictures DURING an emergency. Like this guy.

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This was from the Crocker Park gas explosion from March 2016.

Look-just make sure you are aware of the seriousness of the incident. This one was serious.

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IMHO, I think he might have been standing a bit close huh?

For the entire video, check out the WEWS news story here.

Reminds me of the 2002 Libby x Lee gas explosion I was at.

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Be safe peeps!

@rusnivek

 

This busy 5-7-8-6-5 December will close out 2016

Slight delayed as I was OCONUS – but December is here! December is here!

First week, I’ll be presenting at the 2016 County Engineers Association of Ohio’s Annual Winter Conference. I’ll then be on a special detail to the Blue Springs Police Department (Missouri). And then teaching some social media in Topeka for the State of Kansas Emergency Management. Region-7 baby!

Second week, I’ll be back at the State of Colorado’s Emergency Operations Center to teach the new FEMA/NDPTC social media tools and techniques course. Region-8 is great!

Third week, I’ll head down to Region-6 to Baton Rouge to teach another FEMA/NDPTC social media tools and techniques course.

And then the fourth week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching a detailed public information course and crisis communications workshop. Back in Region-5!

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How did the holidays get SO busy?!?!

Be safe peeps!

@rusnivek