Check out these # EM Pros at class this week at the mothership!
On the steps of the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency in Cbus!
Day-2 of Ohio EMA’s Basic Public Information Officer’s course here in Medina County EMA welcoming participants from two different FEMA Regions to our class!
We have representation from almost every ESF – outstanding to see that kind of participation in our state class.
It’s going to be a packed two days of training including classroom discussion…
…complex in-class activities…
…engaging (and crazy reporter) type questions…
…and of course we had several contentious mock press conferences.
Train like you fight right? We also discussed how our varied experiences lends a ton of expertise to our ongoing operations in any community across this great nation.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s JIC/JIS course!
Today is DHS/FEMA’s G-291: JIC/JIS planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs!
Also glad to share a few PIO/JIC stories on 3-girls that were missing for 10+ years as well as the 2016 NBA Championships, Republican National Convention, 2016 World Series, and 2017 NBA Championships.
Happy Aloha Friday peeps!
Day-2 of FEMA’s Basic Public Information Officer Couse started out with reviews of all crisis interviews.
And you know I shared some tactics and tips on ascertaining open source info utilizing geolocation/metadata during a National Special Security Event. I also chatted briefly about tools field PIOs should use when deployed out.
After lunch we were fortunate enough to hear from a great panel discussion: Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine, the Information Officer for central Indiana and RTV6’s Investigative reporter Paris Lewbel.
Side note: Sgt John Perrine is the brains behind the truly viral PSA hit on vehicles turn signals. Check it out here.
Great to work with so many pros today.
Another great start to a solid G-290: Basic PIO Course with WTFD.
Ahem. Press releases are almost dead.
Erica talked about how critical Incident Communications Analysis plays a big part in how our audience uses/digests information.
…and solid techniques showcased in the field interview exercises…
…many of the participants are already functioning as PIOs within their own communities.
Group work in the afternoon…
Hello July! Is it really 3Q already?!?
First week I’ll be teaching another FEMA’s Basic PIO Course with JIC/JIS at WTFD. (How about them acronyms!)
Second week will be another ICS-400 course in the Emergency Operations Center
Along with another JIC/JIS course, third week will be spent at the COOP site. Wheeee.
Fourth week will include another PIO exercise specifically focusing in on social media. I’ll also need to confirm our 3Q PIO/PAO Training with NBC for our TaskForce.
Lots of planning meeting sprinkled into the mix and randomly working out of the COOP site will test operational readiness. Fun times.
January was fast paced but February 2017 is going to be lots more hustle too!
In the first week, its another great Basic Public Information Officer’s course and Joint Information Center course at Wayne Township Fire. Love me some Region-5 baby!
Second week, I’ll be leading the Incident Management Team Logistics Section Chief Course in Dayton – the home of Ohio Urban Search and Rescue Task Force-1 (OH-TF-01). Teaching FEMA EMI courses are super fun. Week long Logistics is AWESOME!
Third week, we will be back in Athens, Ohio bringing our Basic Public Information Officer’s course (G-290) and Joint Information Center course (G-291) with one of my favorite instructors Erica aka Mama PIO in Region-5 again!
Fourth week, I head back to Centennial to debut a brand new course for FEMA/NDPTC on social media. Looking forward to seeing my Colorado peeps again at the state Emergency Operations Center. Region 8 in the hizzouse!
Busy February! Hope to see you my classes!