A free app with preparedness info? #NatlPrep #EmergencyManagement

So many state emergency management agencies have apps that can help you prepare. Here’s a fine example of the @scemd app that has tons of #preparedness info on #hurricane #nuclear #winter #snow #thunderstorm #wildfire #flooding #thunder #tornado #safety

No matter what part of the country you reside or work, be better prepared with these kinds of free apps available to anyone.

#FREE #NATLPREP

So many free things you can do to better prepare yourself for an emergency or disaster.

@rusnivek

The start of 2018 National Preparedness Month! #NatlPrep

Guess what day it is……September 1st – the start of National Preparedness Month!

Follow along for a bunch of preparedness things you can do to for you, your family, and your friends.

Additionally, I’ll share a bunch of other posts from the home agency too!

#NatlPrep

@rusnivek

#NatlPrep and a busy September 2018

It’s amazing to thing that August blew by and it’s already September!

First week kicks off National Preparedness month where countless public safety professionals will talk about well….preparedness efforts across our great country. AWESOME!!! Totes my favorite month! Additionally, I will be teaching the Basic PIO and JIC/JIS Course. You think I’ll work in a few preparedness things? You know it!

Second week is the full scale exercise involving local, county, state, Federal, USCG, and DoD assets. I will likely oversee the magic in the JIC as I will be serving as the PIO SME.

Third week will be the final week of my Master Public Information Officer class at FEMA Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg. Whohoo!!!!!

Fourth week will be planning for upcoming ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses as well as a few supplemental courses for our public works team (ESF-3).

Maybe there will be a moment for respite in October. Maybe.

@rusnivek

August rush #2018

Ahhh yes, August will be busy, but not.

First and second week I will be out of service (OOS)

Third week, will be in Region 5 as we will be discussing debris management.

Fourth and fifth week, popping that social media magic at the State of Mississippi and the State of South Carolina State Emergency Operations Center. Region 4 baby!

Likely a big announcement mid August so keep a keen eye open.

Yes, Fall is upon us so let’s get the mojo working!

@rusnivek

 

Stay ahead of this! #SharkWeek

As we close out 2018 SharkWeek, the moral of the week is really to always be on the lookout for bad stuff in disasters.

Easy in peace time, disaster response is tougher than it seems esp when you have to stay ahead of mis-information or fake news. Your ability to operate ahead of the game and be the true voice of your agency will be critical in your success.

Let me say that again, your ability to be ahead of the game is critical to your success in an emergency or disaster.

How can you always remain ahead?

  • Read about current issues
  • Plan for situations within your AOR
  • Train like you fight.
  • Build relationships before the big one.

Keep it real my peeps….stay safe this weekend.

@rusnivek

There’s some-fin special about your situational awareness

Always keep your wits about you!

Maintaining good situational awareness is critical for any professional. So to help illustrate this, I submit this Thursday gem.

I’d make some sharp joke about between two ferns…

I was out patrolling and arrested a street shark…you know, just some dorsal profiling…

No lie, he thought I was jawsome….

OK OK OK…I’m here all night!

Be safe my peeps and maintain good situational awareness!

@rusnivek