May we head into June 2017?

May is out like trout and June has come in with a slew of activities as well as the 2017 NBA Finals!

First week I’ll be in Missouri teaching my favorite class – Social Media Tools & Techniques and a functional social media exercise in Columbus. Yes I know, that means I won’t be attending the 2017 UASI Conference in Buffalo. #Boooo. However, my free time will be spent at Game-3 and Game-4 of the 2017 NBA Championships. #GoCavs!!!!!

Second week I will be teaching the FEMA EMI Incident Management Team Plans Section Chief Course in Cincinnati. With so many members from USAR Ohio Task Force-1 (including Schulmann) attending, it’s going to be a fun class. Are you attending?

Third week I think I got blessed with the approval to take the IMT Incident Commanders course at the home EOC in Columbus. Lemme see if I can login this time (Password “JOSHUA”).

Fourth week will be doing some tactical training including quals. #pewpew

Honestly, I just hope to stay afloat this month.

Additionally, June 2017 will serve as the foundation month for the 2018 training schedule. Who’s ready for more classes?!?!?!?

Get your learn on!



Lots of players in service for the 2016 NBA Champions – The Cleveland Cavaliers!

Big parade today for the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers the NBA Champions!


Early in the morning, the east side Rapid lines appeared to have 1,500 at the end terminals snaking across parking lots in Van Aken Blvd Plaza.

On the west side, people started walking in strange places around the airport. That’s not the best idea.¬†And no, that’s not a sidewalk there.


Abandoning your car at the cell phone lot isn’t a good idea.

Parking was full to the gills. People were very creative in parking and riding into downtown.


Inside the terminal, lines resembled Disneyland style waits. Line was snaked down into the entrance of Rapid entry…


…then lines continued through baggage claim and out past the rental car pickup line. Likely a solid 1,600 waiting to get on the Rapid there.


Good time to remind everyone “If you see something, say something” – DHS


Deep inside the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), many people were working hard to keep everything organized and provide information to those teams deployed out in the field.

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Trust me, lots of teams were deployed out and ready for immediate action.


I am especially Proud of Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire, and Cleveland EMS who did their best with the estimated 1.3 million spectators who came into town to witness history and just “hang out”.


To those 45 families who lost their children during this event, public safety forces worked well together to shelter your kids and protect them from dangers.

Congrats to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 2016 NBA Championship.

Hope to do it again next year.



Ohio State win should be enjoyed ON A COUCH!

First off, congrats to The Ohio State University Buckeyes on their national championship win last night. O-H-I-O.

However, mini riots and torching things on High Street just doesn’t make sense.


If you are so happy, why would you burn something? In college, I remember not having much (like milk crates and plastic sporks) and the last thing I needed was to have to spend another $400 on a cheap couch.


I guess I’ll never understand why it’s so cool to burn your couch.