August is going to be tight!

Can’t believe it’s August already. Seems like summer just got here!

First week: COOP class and functional exercises as we prep for upcoming activations. COOP-a-Roop baby!

Second week we got another ICS-400 class then an activation for the BMW Classic PGA tournament. My position? Deputy Intelligence Branch Chief and PIO (I know, you are shocked huh?)

Third week will be back-to-back-to-back with a debris class, Basic PIO class, and JIC/JIS class.

Fourth week, I’ll finally get to take that NDPTC flooding Course at our office. Lord knows how much flooding we’ve had across the country including Illinois.

A busy month indeed with tight schedules in 5, 10, and 4. Not much room for error but hoping to make the magic happen for our public safety partners.

Hope to see you out there.

@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

 

Public Works (ESF-3) part of the response phase #Hurricane #Harvey #Port #Arkansas #Texas #Disaster

I talk about it all the time in class – Emergency Support Function-3 (ESF-3) is an important part of our RESPONSE effort in a disaster.

Why do I talk about this all the time?┬áPublic works isn’t considered the traditional Fire or EMS or Law Enforcement….but when faced with this….

Photo credit: Gabe Hernandez (@callergabe) from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arkansas, TX – 08-26-17

Public Works’ efforts with so many various resources allow all public safety to get to affected areas.

Photo credit: Gabe Hernandez (@callergabe) from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arkansas, TX – 08-26-17

Often times, people believe public works is only for recovery and clean up. That is not true. As you can see, we clearly need them during the response phase – just to get to affected areas.

Photo credit: Gabe Hernandez (@callergabe) from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arkansas, TX – 08-26-17

Get to know your public works professionals now. They are an invaluable resource for the response phase.

@rusnivek

 

Orig #Solar #Eclipse #NASA #Briefing + FREE #Preparedness tips + #Path + #glasses

If you wanted to hear the orig NASA Solar Eclipse (Briefing from June 2017):

Here’s how to prepare for the 2017 Solar Eclipse:

And just in case you want to know where to go for a total solar eclipse:

And yes, please don’t forget to WEAR YOUR SPECIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES!!!!

Reporting live

@rusnivek

Get some shades for your Monday viewing

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is the eclipse. Are you in the full path of the eclipse?


Now, it is not magic or some kind of weird UFO thing or even Chemtrails, it’s science!

Here’s how tomorrow’s eclipse will work.


Now that you know how it works, we will now touch on safety.

If you look at the sun without special protective safety glasses, you will likely see this.


Soooooooo PLEASE wear approved safety glasses designed for th August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

No glasses? Forgot? Didn’t think you needed them? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here’s a DIY solution using an old cereal box.

I truly hope we don’t see a bump in eye emergency calls to 9-1-1.


Be safe peeps!

@rusnivek